In partnership with the Omaha Public Library and part of our screenings dedicated to National Banned Books Week.
Charlie is a shy kid about to be a freshman. For most of us, adolescence isn’t the best of times. It’s not for Charlie. He has no friends and doesn’t plan on trying to change that anytime soon. Lucky for him he meets outgoing senior Sam and her stepbrother Patrick who help guide Charlie through his first year of high school in suburban Pittsburgh.
It’s a time full of challenges, first loves, bitter fights, unexpected revelations, betrayals and breakthroughs. Directed by Stephen Chbosky and based on his best-selling novel (how many times has it happened that a writer actually got to direct the movie based on his book?), THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER qualifies as one of the very finest films of its genre, a genuine contemporary classic that is destined to be talked about and re-appreciated for decades to come. Featuring superb performances by Logan Lerman, Emma Watson (the HARRY POTTER series), Ezra Miller (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN) and Paul Rudd (OUR IDIOT BROTHER) , THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is an honest look at how great and horrible those high school days can be.