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In conjunction with Reading Cinemas and Fantagraphics Books, the San Diego Film Critics Society will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Terry Zwigoff’s 2001 film Ghost World with a 35 mm screening at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 23, at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas in downtown San Diego. The screening will take place during Comic-Con, the world’s largest comic book and pop culture convention. Tickets for the event are only $5, and Comic-Con badges are not required.
“Not every movie adapted from a comic book or graphic novel is about superheroes. Ghost World proves that comics and movies can stay closer to reality and still have a major emotional impact,” said Anders Wright, President of the San Diego Film Critics Society. “Daniel Clowes’ original graphic novel was groundbreaking—it was funny and strange and touching, and his collaboration with Zwigoff truly captured its spirit on film.”
The movie follows two recent high school graduates, Enid and Rebecca, played by Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson, respectively, who impulsively play a nasty prank on middle-aged middle-manager Seymour (Steve Buscemi), which results in a friendship between Enid and Seymour that will have a lasting impact on each of them.
Upon its release, the San Diego Film Critics Society awarded Ghost World with Best Picture honors at the end of the year, and gave Zwigoff its annual Best Director award. The film also earned Zwigoff and Clowes a Best Adapted Screenplay award, and lead actress Thora Birch was named Best Actress.
“Ghost World is a really wonderful film, and since we gave it so much recognition when it was released, we felt we should celebrate its 10-year anniversary on the big screen,” said Wright. “It’s almost impossible to see a movie that’s more than a month old in a theater these days, but Reading Cinemas has worked with us to keep prices affordable, so fans and future fans can see it together.”
Thora Birch and several members of the San Diego Film Critics Society will be on hand for the screening, and will host a discussion after the movie. Reading Gaslamp Cinemas is located at 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101. Tickets will be available when the box office opens on Saturday, July 23.