Charlie Bartlett

We went to an early screening (theater release Feb 22) of Charlie Bartlett last night. It was part of BIFF, playing at the Boulder Theater.

This is a pretty good teen film — funny without being a comedy. It meandered at times but I enjoyed it quite a bit. The actors are very good.

Afterward the director held a Q&A on stage. This was interesting, and even inspiring. He mentioned that this script had been in development since at least 1985, and was voted as one of the best scripts not likely to be made. He also talked about his process of choosing a script (he read over 100), his filmmaking, and his move from editing to directing… he made a good enough impression that it made me want to push his film a bit. So, go see it.

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