The Wise Kids
المكان: غرفة عرض برطوس
With director Stephen Cone in person
Dir. Stephen Cone. 2010, 95 mins. Digital projection. Molly Kunz, Allison Torem, Tyler Ross, Sadieh Rifai, Stephen Cone. The film that marked the arrival of one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary American cinema, The Wise Kids is a poignant coming-of-age drama about young people in the Bible Belt struggling with growing up and growing apart, and weathering challenges to their beliefs and their own identities. Cone’s film explores terrain— such as the crossroads between faith and sexuality— that is rarely seen on screen, and yet his touch is light, generous, and empathetic. “This isn’t simply a portrait of vulnerable people, but a film that’s intensely vulnerable itself. You want to give it a hug before it dissolves into pieces.”—Michael Koresky, تسديدة عكسية. A Wolfe Releasing film.