Directed by Lawrence Blume
Written by Judy Blume and Lawrence Blume. Edited by Jay Freund. Cinematography by Seamus Tierney.
With Amy Jo Johnson, Tatanka Means and Willa Holland.
USA, 2012. In English. 92mins.
Screening followed by an on-stage interview with director Lawrence Blume and author/co-screenwriter Judy Blume.
Everyone has a story about their first Judy Blume book. Whether it wasborrowed from a friend or taken from the “behind the desk” library checkout,generations have devoured her coming-of-age fiction for its humor, dramaand searing true-to-life quality. But until now, none of Blume’s work has beentranslated to film. Now her son Lawrence Blume has directed a movie you willwant to bring your tween daughter or your middle-aged BFF to. Tiger Eyes will make you want to read Blume’s entire oeuvre all over again. Much ofBlume’s fiction centers on initiation rites—a first period, the loss of virginity,divorcing parents. In this story, Davey, a teenage girl from Atlantic City,grapples with the sudden loss of her father. Crippled by grief, her mom moveswith Davey and her younger brother to New Mexico to stay with her uptightsister who is freaked out about being childless. Shell-shocked and cultureshocked, Davey eventually befriends a wise, sexy Native American young man who helps her through this difficult time. The cinematography is stunning, and the heroine, Davey, played by Willa Holland (Gossip Girl, The O.C.) is beautiful to watch as well as a talented actress. Judy Blume will be in attendance at the screening!