U.S., 2001, 112 min, 35mm, Dir. Terry Zwigoff, Rated R, Park Circus
"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
What are two best friends to do in suburbia right after graduating high school in the late 90s? Befriend a middle aged man who collects blues records after answering a personal ad as a prank only to become matchmakers for him, of course. Adapted from Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel of the same name, Scarlett Johanssen and Thora Birch star as outsiders Rebecca and Enid as they set out to find the perfect match for Seymour (Steve Buscemi) but when Enid considers attending art school across the country, the life-long best friends must cope with the potential death of their friendship. Nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, Ghost World is a charming coming-of-age tale with hipness to spare. As Roger Ebert said, “It creates specific, original, believable, lovable characters, and meanders with them through their inconsolable days, never losing its sense of humor."
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
As a member, you are supporting the continued success of our After Hours program. Yearly After Hours membership pays for itself with reduced-price tickets at $5.00 instead of $8.00. Online ticket fees are waived for After Hours screenings and 4 free tickets to our regular price screenings are included.