Winning the biggest award at Sundance doesn’t always translate to box office or even critical success, but it sure doesn’t hurt. The Miseducation of Cameron Post won the festival’s top prize, the Grand Jury Prize for Drama, and a cast led by Chloe Moretz, American Honey‘s Sasha Lane, and Short Term 12‘s John Gallagher Jr. There’s every reason to think it will make a huge splash, especially as it tackles one of today’s hot button issues.
Directed by Desiree Akhavan, who made an impact a couple of years ago with Appropriate Behavior, the film stars Moretz as Cameron, a young lesbian woman sent away to a gay conversion therapy center. There she encounters the center’s strict administrators who encourage repentance for their same sex attraction, but Cameron finds others inside who choose to fight against the intolerance. Jennifer Ehle, Forrest Goodluck, Emily Skeggs, and Owen Campbell co-star.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post opens August 3rd.