Teenage Kicks: Ghost World


Apollo Cinema Sat, Sep 24 2:00 PM
Apollo Cinema Sun, Sep 25 7:00 PM
Apollo Cinema Wed, Sep 28 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2001
Production Country:Germany
United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Terry Zwigoff
Cast:Scarlett Johansson
Thora Birch
Steve Buscemi
Brad Renfro
Illeana Douglas


Terry Zwigoff’s caustic, darkly comic look at American alienation through the eyes of two disaffected teens returns to the big screen for its 21st birthday and hits adulthood with its insights as sharp as ever. For his first fiction film, Zwigoff ("Crumb") adapted Daniel Clowes’ cult hit '90s graphic novel, the story of two teenage outsiders, Enid (Thora Birch, fresh off her breakthrough in "American Beauty") and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson, only 15 when production began) faced with underwhelming post-high school futures. While Rebecca gets a job at the local coffee franchise to start saving for their dream apartment, Enid becomes involved with an alienated malcontent named Seymour (Steve Buscemi) and the once-best friends start to drift apart. The cast is rounded out with Illeana Douglas as a well-meaning art teacher, Bob Balaban as Enid’s father, plus standout cameos by Teri Garr and David Cross.