TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After premiering for the first time in Asia at the 2018 Taipei Film Festival on July 8, the "Miseducation of Cameron Post" is now playing select Taiwan theaters.
The film is based on the book with the same title by Emily M. Danforth published in 2012. The film follows protagonist, Cameron Post played by Chloë Grace Moretz, after her conservative aunt sends her to a Christian conversion camp. Post bonds with fellow camp mates 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 Jan. 22, 2018 and will open in Taiwan July 8, before the film's release in both the U.S., Aug. 3, and the U.K., Aug. 31. The film won the Grand Jury Best Picture at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Spotlight feels that the film will resonate with local audiences, and told Taiwan News:
"Since Taiwan is currently on the brink of marriage equality facing strong resistance from the right-wing religious groups, the theme of "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" feels earnest and timely. Plus this quieter type of realist filmmaking is not unusual in Taiwanese cinema so we feel that this film will resonate well with the local audience."
Spotlight particularly supports films with strong female-centric stories as well as those produced by women. "A rising writer/director talent such as Desiree Akhavan ("Miseducation" director), a queer Muslim female filmmaker, fits just right for Spotlight to introduce her to Taiwan. It is our genuine hope that this film will also aspire more local talents to emulate and be bold in their storytelling."
When asked if any of the film's themes will especially strike the local audience, Spotlight responded positively:
"We feel that the interactions among the disciples in God’s Promise (the conversion camp) in this film present a somewhat similar undertone of Taiwanese student life. We truly hope the journey that Cameron Post goes through will speak to our targeted student audience."
"Miseducation" is now playing at the following theaters:
- Taipei: Spot Theaters (華山/台北光點), Eslite Art House Cinema (誠品電影院), Wonderful Theater (真善美電影院), Citylink Century Asia Cinema (南港喜樂時代), Star Cinema (新民生戲院)
- Taoyuan: SBC (星僑SBC 影城)
- Tainan: Wonderful Theater (真善美電影院)
- Kaohsiung: Kaohsiung Film Archive (高雄市電影館)