After Daniel Clowes reads from his new graphic novel "Wilson" at the Brattle Theatre tonight (6pm), the author, artist and illustrator will introduce "Ghost World," the 2001 Terry Zwigoff-directed film launched from his 1993-1997 comic book series of the same name.
Despite feverish efforts by both "Killing Zoe" and "Empire Strikes Back," "Ghost World" remains my favorite movie of all-time. Enid, played by Thora Bitch, is essentially me as a girl, and after seeing this maybe a few hundred times, I still can't get over how it moves me.
Regular ticket price; Student and senior discount tickets available at door; Brattle Member passes can be used for admission.
(2001) dir Terry Zwigoff, w/Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi [111 min]
Dan Clowes and Terry Zwigoff team up to bring Clowes’ comic book GHOST WORLD to the big screen – but this isn’t your average superhero story. In fact, there isn’t a super power to be found in this sarcastic coming-of-age tale. Birch and Johansson play Enid and Rebecca, two misanthropic proto-hipster high school friends who find it difficult to adjust to the challenges of the ‘real world.’ Cruising yard sales for retro-cool finds, they cross paths with creepy geek Seymour (Buscemi) whose seemingly pathetic existence eventually changes Enid’s perspective on life.