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Directed by Tara Johnson-Medinger

2018 110 mins. In English

After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother sets off on a book tour. Bored and sad, Joey promptly falls for Victor, the beguiling goth boy next door. Victor, along with his merry band of misfits, transforms Joey into a brooding, mausoleum-loving, full-fledged goth. While her grandparents and a visiting best friend try to understand who this new girl is, Joey’s search for identity and love lead her down a transformative path filled with heartache and white makeup. This premiere feature film from director Tara Johnson-Medinger is a coming-of-age story about social alienation in adolescence and that first bittersweet summer heartbreak. Tara Johnson-Medinger will be in attendance. Tickets to this program will automatically get you into the Scary-Oke: A Singalong Seance opening night party.  

A reception prior to this film will take place in the Film Talkers’ Lounge in the Andrée Stevens room at the Portland Art Museum with food provided by Carina’s Lounge and wine from Abacela.