+ intro by Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe
Drew Barrymore and Sara Gilbert star as two very different girls whose friendship might soon turn toxic.
Dir Katt Shea
With Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skerritt, Leonardo DiCaprio
Ivy (Barrymore) is cool, edgy, and wicked smart, so naturally she draws the attention of self-deprecating teen Sylvie (Gilbert), who spends her days avoiding her wealthy, sleazy dad and ailing mother. Ivy pushes Sylvie to do the things she’s always wanted to do – until Sylvie starts to suspect that there’s an ulterior motive to their friendship.
35mm print courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the UCLA Film & Television.
+ Rainbow Party
UK 2015. Dir Eva Sigurdardottir. 15min
Sofia, a 14-year-old outcast, is offered the chance to join the popular group at school.
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