We're excited about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl opening at RFC on July 10. The film, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Jesse Andrews, took home both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Critics' praise matches those honors, but we're most excited about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl because, as cinephiles here at RFC, we see a little bit of ourselves in movie lovers Greg and Earl. And we see their fierce creative passion on a weekly basis during the school year with our Teen Film Council members, who work hard to find their voice and express the importance of art in short films they showcase to the community. The Teen Film Council will host the 7:30 p.m. screening on July 11 with movie-themed prizes (click for tickets to this screening).
This movie is for audiences of all ages — teens and parents alike. Bring a group of four or more to this movie, and get your ticket with a small popcorn for just $10.
If you see Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and love it, please share on social media and tell friends to see it at RFC.
St. Louis Post Dispatch: "A must-see — and one of the best films of the year."
Wall Street Journal: "A perfectly wonderful movie ... brilliantly funny, casually profound and deeply affecting coming-of-age chronicle."
The Playlist: "A beautifully charming, captivating knock-out."
New York Daily News: "A movie that loves movies — which is great, because you’ll love this one."
The Hollywood Reporter: "A smart-ass charmer, merciless tearjerker and sincere celebration of teenage creativity."
New York Post: "A funny, hip, touching and utterly irresistible comedy-drama."
Rolling Stone: "It sounds like the kind of tear-jerking swill critics piss on. Ha! The joke's on us. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl deserves to be the summer's sleeper hit. It's that sharply funny, touching and vital ... This film geek's dream of a movie pulls the ground out from under you, but stays smartass to the end. Sweet."