Terri (FREE SNEAK PREVIEW!)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve).  To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission.   One registration per person.  All current Cinefamily members get first entry (and +1).   Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.  Early arrival is highly recommended.  Doors will open 30 min. before showtime.  No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

High school is a sort of puerile purgatory, a phase of awkward transition from adolesence to adulthood, the emotional complexity of which has proven fertile ground for many adventurous filmmakers. Azazel Jacobs’ Terri truly shines a light into the darkness of those universally shared experiences: the collectivity of institutionally compromised youth. The film follows a heavily overweight kid through the tedium of his high school existence, as he survives in spirit by observing the absurd world of teenage sexuality from a critical distance. His life, however, takes an interesting turn under the mentorship of a similarly troubled guidance counselor, played by John C. Reilly. It may seem like a familiar premise, but the incredible depths of humanity lent to every element of the film make it a compelling standout, from the idiosyncratic screenplay by Patrick Dewitt, to the eponymous protagonist portrayed with incredible subtlety and heart by newcomer Jacob Wysocki. Director Azazel Jacobs will be here for a Q&A after the screening!
Dir. Azazel Jacobs, 2011, 105 min.

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Tickets – free admission (first-come, first-serve with registration)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve).  To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission.   One registration per person.  All current Cinefamily members get first entry (and +1).   Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.  Early arrival is highly recommended.  Doors will open 30 min. before showtime.  No one will be admitted after the film has begun.