“Accentuate the negative.”
Adapted from Daniel Clowes‘ (who also co-wrote the screenplay) cult-hit graphic novel, director Terry Zwigoff‘s (Crumb) Ghost World is a refreshingly funny, satiric, and sweetly honest take on the coming-of-age trope, centering on two “ultra-hip” yet very frank young women on the cusp of impending adulthood. At a time when besties Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are faced with inevitable life decisions accompanying their graduation from high school, they are also forced to take a hard look at the world they so wryly observe – and decide what it is they really want, and who they want to be. Things take a change for the girls and their friendship after Enid plays a prank on the older, offbeat, slightly nerdy Seymour (Steve Buscemi) and begins to develop a serious and rather unexpected interest in him while Rebecca focuses her attention on their mutual romantic fixation Josh (Brad Renfro). Also starring Illeana Douglas and Bob Balaban.
“With acerbic wit, Terry Zwigoff fashions Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel into an intelligent, comedic trip through deadpan teen angst.” – Rotten Tomatoes
“By sharp turns poignant, disturbing and hysterically funny.” – The Georgia Straight
“Zwigoff pulls off something in Ghost World that seems a minor miracle — he creates someone with a complex inner life.” – LA Weekly
Friday, August 19
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:59 pm
Tickets $8 advance www.riotheatretickets.ca HERE| $10 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
GHOST WORLD (Terry Zwigoff, 2001 / 111 mins / 18A) Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when Enid considers moving across the country to attend college. When Enid develops an attraction to offbeat Seymour and Becky sets her sights on Josh – on whom both girls have a crush – their friendship is forever changed.