Moxie Cinema Staff Picks: "Ghost World"

Moxie Cinema Staff Picks: “Ghost World”

November, 24 2018 | 12:45 pm

305 S Campbell Ave Springfield, Missouri 65806

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“A film like no other, an artful spellbinder that cuts deep. ”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Friday, 11/23 – 8:45pm
Saturday, 11/24th – 12:45pm

Staff Picks Series
Every month a member of the Moxie staff picks a film that impacted their lives and we put it up on the big screen.
November’s pick was made by Ellen Neville – Verdugo.
“I first found this film after I read Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Ghost World as a teenager. I was slowly accepting my outsider, art-kid destiny, and Daniel Clowes’ books introduced me to what would become my favorite book genre. I love Enid’s (Thora Birch) sarcastic sense of humor, her sense of style, and the strange people she attracts. I wanted to share it because it’s a coming of age film about a very specific type of nonconforming teenager. Also the music is great!”

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Film Synopsis:
Based on the well-known comic, Ghost World tells the story of neo-cool Enid (Birch) and Rebecca (Johansson) who, faced with high school graduation take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. (MGM / UA)

Film Information:
Starring: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi /
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Rating: R
Running Time: 111 min.

“The greatest distinction of “Ghost World” is its singular spirit. Here’s a dark, deadpan comedy about alienated kids that manages to be smart, surpassingly odd, extremely funny and mysteriously endearing at the same time.”
– Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“Most of Ghost World is funny, but the laughs are inextricably tied to the painful alienation and self-loathing that comes with living on society’s fringes.”
– Scott Tobias, AV Club

“Zwigoff pulls off something in Ghost World that seems a minor miracle — he creates someone with a complex inner life.”
– Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly

“Graced by numerous wonderful and amusing touches, and boasts sterling performances by Birch and Buscemi.”
– Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle

“I wanted to hug this movie. It takes such a risky journey and never steps wrong.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“The cast … brings Mr. Clowes’s sad world of loneliness and disaffection to vivid comic life.”
– A.O. Scott, New York Times

“A film like no other, an artful spellbinder that cuts deep. ”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“It’s surely the best depiction of teenage eccentricity since ‘Rushmore,’ and its incisive satire of the boredom and conformity that rule our thrill-seeking, individualistic land, and also its question-mark ending, reminded me of ‘The Graduate.'”
– Dana Stevens, The New York Times

“Offers an exquisite tour of the twilight zone between high school and the so-called real world, as well as between bohemian subculture and the even stranger culture of America at large. ”
– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon