Ware Center to Screen ADULT WORLD, 3/10
The Ware Center Film Series presents Adult World -- a satirical comedy about an eccentric young woman, Amy Anderson, (Emma Roberts) who has just come out of university, convinced she's going to be a famous poet. Saddled with debt and unemployed she moves back in with her parents who force her to get a job. Desperate and armed with a poetry degree and not much else, she takes the only job she can find, working in an adult book store called Adult World. The film also stars John Cusack (who was recently awarded the 2,469th Hollywood Walk of Fame star), Evan Peters (break-out star of American Horror Story), and Academy and multi-Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman.
Amy, desperate to get her poems published, stalks an aging punk poet figure named Rat Billings (Cusack), "one of the greatest poets of the early 90s." Rat reluctantly agrees to mentor her. As Amy makes new friends, including a drag queen named Rubia, the elderly couple who own Adult World, and Alex, the charming and quirky young manager, she learns that she might not be the voice of her generation after all.
Director Coffey said, "It was really important for me not to shoot Adult World in NY or LA. I wanted the movie to feel American and to be set in a small city that had seen better days and in a place that had a former glory to it. That would also make the adult store less squalid and "dirty". I didn't want it to feel sleazy. Getting to shoot in the middle of winter in Syracuse, NY was perfect for the vibe and ironically, for the warmth of the movie."
Music plays a very important part in Adult World. Coffey said, "Dan Boeckner, the great lead singer and songwriter of the now defunct Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and the new exciting Divine Fits composed the songs and most of the score along with BC Smith. Dan's voice is almost a mournful, lovely character in the movie. His presence on the soundtrack really grounds the movie and gives it a needed Gravity and sometimes authority. He wrote the great song "Floating World" just for Adult World and many of his Handsome Furs songs and a few Divine Fits songs are in the movie as well."
The move runs 97 minutes and is rated R.
Tickets: $7 |$5 for seniors & students. Call 717-872-3811 or 717-871-2308, Online at artsmu.com or in person at the Ware Center Box Office (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster) or the SMC Building on the MU Campus. If tickets are still available, tickets may be purchased starting at 4 p.m. The Day of the screening.
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