Script to Screen: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Set in 1970s San Francisco, The Diary of a Teenage Girl follows Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) as she attempts to find love, acceptance and a sense of identity in a fast-changing world. As the sounds of the Patty Hearst trial echo in the background, Minnie and her friend Kimmie (Madeleine Waters) begin to explore their sexuality. Soon, Minnie strikes up a complex, secret love affair with Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård) —”the handsomest man in the world.” He also happens to be dating Minnie’s mother (Kristen Wiig).  Taking solace and refuge in the world of animation, Minnie eventually emerges defiant, taking command of her sexuality and drawing on her newfound creative talents to reveal intimate and vivid truths. The Diary of a Teenage Girl offers a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

The Carsey-Wolf Center is delighted to welcome screenwriter/director Marielle Heller for a virtual Q&A with Matt Ryan, director of the Pollock Theater.

This event will not include a screening. The Diary Of A Teenage Girl may be streamed in advance on Amazon PrimeYoutubeVuduiTunes, or Hulu.

This virtual event will take place via Zoom. The event is free but prior registration is required.