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Ghost World

Ghost World

Ghost World

2001 / 111min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: TERRY ZWIGOFF

CAST: THORA BIRCH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, STEVE BUSCEMI, BRAD RENFRO, ILLEANA DOUGLAS, BOB BALABAN

Terry Zwigoff in person at the May 19 screenings, joined by Steve Buscemi for a Q&A at the 6:45pm show and an introduction at the 9:15pm show.

The first film adaptation from the work of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, Ghost World is a post-apocalyptic survival film set in the suburban AnyAmerica of 2001. Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson co-star as two too-smart girls using caustic wit to shield themselves from the toxic effects of living in a cultural wasteland, discovering an amiably creepy kindred spirit in the form of Steve Buscemi’s weedy record collector. A modern-day comic classic, and an anthem for opting out.

Ghost World screens as part of the series Terry Zwigoff