Independent Film Distributor Spotlight Brings ‘Miseducation of Cameron Post’ to Taiwan | Taiwan News


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After premiering in Asia at the 2018 Taipei Film Festival on July 8, the “Miseducation of Cameron Post” is now showing in select Taiwanese theaters.

The film is based on the book of the same title by Emily M. Danforth published in 2012. The film follows the protagonist, Cameron Post played by Chloë Grace Moretz, after her conservative aunt sent her to a Christian conversion camp. Show bonds with other campmates as they feign gender re-education and become confident in who they are and are not.

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“Miseducation” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2018 and will open in Taiwan on July 8, before the film’s US release on August 3, and the UK on August 31. The film won the Grand Jury Best Photo at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Spotlight believes the film will resonate with local audiences and told Taiwan News:

“Given that Taiwan is currently on the verge of marriage equality in the face of strong resistance from right-wing religious groups, the theme of”Cameron Post’s poor education “ feels serious and timely. Also, this type of calmer, more realistic filmmaking is not unusual in Taiwanese cinema, so we think this film will resonate well with local audiences. “

Spotlight particularly supports films with strong female-centered stories as well as those produced by women. “A talented writer / director such as Desiree Akhavan (director of ‘Miseducation’), a queer Muslim director, is a perfect fit for Spotlight to present in Taiwan. We sincerely hope that this film will also aspire to more local talent. imitate and be bold in their storytelling. “

When asked if any of the film’s themes would particularly strike local audiences, Spotlight responded positively:

“We think the interactions between the followers of God’s Promise (the conversion camp) in this film present a somewhat similar nuance of Taiwanese student life. We really hope the journey Cameron Post is taking speaks to our target student audience. “

“Miseducation” is now playing in the following theaters:

  • Taipei: Spot Theaters (華山 / 台北 å…‰ 點), Eslite Art House Cinema (誠 品 電影院), Wonderful Theater (真善), Citylink Century Asia Cinema (南港 喜樂 時代), Star Cinema (æ–° 民生 戲院)
  • Taoyuan: SBC (星 僑 SBC 影子)
  • Tainan: Wonderful Theater (真善)
  • Kaohsiung: Kaohsiung Film Archive (高雄市 電影 館)


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