The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Director: Desiree Akhavan

USA, 2018, drama, 91 mins., English with Lithuanian subtitles, N-16

When Cameron Post (by Chloë Grace Moretz) loses her parents in a car accident she’s left with a sense of guilt and relief because their deaths mean they’ll never learn that she's gay. Years later 16-year-old Cameron is living with her born-again Evangelical aunt while (secretly) sleeping with the prom queen. When the girls are caught in the back of her boyfriend’s car, Cameron’s sent to God’s Promise, a conversion therapy center where teens are “cured” of their homosexual attractions. It’s in this surreal setting that she finds her place among two fellow sinners, Jane (Sasha Lane) and Adam (Forrest Goodluck) who introduce her to the pleasures of normal teen life. She even opens herself up to the possibility of change until one of her classmates has a breakdown and she comes face to face with the cost of brainwashing yourself into denying your identity and fighting against your every urge. It’s then that she, Jane and Adam realize their best hope for “salvation” is to escape.


2018 Special Jury Prize in Sarasota Film Festival
2018 Future/Now – Special July Prize in Montclair Film Festival
2018 Special Jury Prize in Dallas International Film Festival
2018 Student Jury Award – Special Mention in Champs-Élysées Film Festival

About the director

Desiree Akhavan is the writer, director & an actress of Appropriate Behavior, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards. She’s also the co-creator and actress of the web series The Slope. She lives in London, where she is filming a comedy series for Hulu & Channel 4 that was developed at The Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab. She has a BA from Smith College, an MFA from NYU’s Grad Film Program.

Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Cecilia Frugiuele, Desiree Akhvan

Dir. of Photography: Ashley Connor

Music: Julian Wass

Producer: Desiree Akhvan

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard