The Exploding Girl
Thu Apr 16 2009
What it is
Clever-backstory alert: Director Bradley Rust Gray is married to So Yong Kim, whose much-admired 2006 debut, In Between Days, takes its name from a Cure single. Gray's film is titled after the B-side. Set during a sweltering Brooklyn summer, The Exploding Girl stars sad-eyed film royalty Zoe Kazan as a university student home for vacation and working through doldrums.
Why we're psyched
The emotional precision is rare, and the overall vibe one of quiet desperation. Less hipstery, more existential.
Apr 23 at 7:45pm; Apr 25 at 2:45pm; Apr 28 at 7pm; May 2 at 5:45pm