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Directed by Michael Patrick Jann

United States 1999 97 mins In English

Modest-living Amber (Kirsten Dunst) and full-of-it rich-girl Becky (Denise Richards) square off in a lurid Minnesota teen beauty pageant in this riotous mockumentary.

Featuring a post-film conversation between author Kristen Arnett (Mostly Dead Things) and the Portland Monthly‘s Fiona McCann.

Screening as part of the Portland Book Festival.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.