Written and Directed by Jeffrey Blitz
2007 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection
Wed | September 8, 2010 | 7 PM
Park City Library | 1255 Park Avenue |Park City
Free and open to the public
Hal Hefner is an ordinary, shy 15 year-old boy who’s struggling to make it through High School. On top of his parents’ recent divorce and an obsessive- compulsive, kleptomaniac older brother, Hal has a stuttering problem. In spite of this speech impediment, the high school debate team star, Ginny Ryerson, brilliantly played by Up In The Air’s Anna Kendrick, invites Hal to join the team. For Ginny, debate is life; for Hal, it quickly becomes apparent that life is Ginny. So it seems a good match. Until it isn’t.
Jeffrey Blitz, director of Spellbound and most recently Lucky, tells an ingenious story of adolescent love and finding one’s voice.