The Perks of Being A Wallflower

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
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5:30 PM, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: Vancouver, WA (click for map)

All of my previous selves still survive somewhere inside of me, and my previous adolescent would have loved “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” The movie has received glowing reviews, and some snarky ones that seem to have been written by previous adults. The film is about an alienated high-school freshman who sees himself as a chronic outsider, and then is befriended by a group of older kids who embrace their non-conformist status.

The movie confirms one of my convictions: If you are too popular in high school, you may become so fond of the feeling that you never find out who you really are. The film is based on Stephen Chbosky’s best-selling young-adult novel, which was published in 1999 and is now on many shelves next to The Catcher in the Rye. It offers the rare pleasure of an author directing his own book, and doing it well. No one who loves the book will complain about the movie, and especially not about its near-ideal casting.

–Roger Ebert

Special Guests: Three to five health care providers from Beacon Health Options who provide behavioral health crisis services for all individuals despite income or insurance.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WallflowerMovie/

Release Year: 2012

Running Time: 104 minutes

Director: Stephen Chbosky

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