Galas & Centerpiece Screenings

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
USA, 2014, 104 min., Color

Greg Gaines is an awkward, self-deprecating high school student determined to coast through his senior year as anonymously as possible. Avoiding social interactions like the plague, Greg spends most of his time remaking wacky versions of classic movies with his only friend, Earl. Greg’s well-meaning mother intervenes, forcing him to befriend Rachel, a classmate who's been diagnosed with leukemia. Against his better judgment, Greg concedes. Both Greg and Rachel are surprised—even shocked—to find out that they actually like each other. Tentative at first, this unlikely duo becomes inseparable. But when Rachel gets sicker, Greg’s well-fortified world is changed forever.

Bristling with wit from a clever screenplay by Jesse Andrews, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s second feature is a poignant coming-of-age tale peppered with hilarious graphics and enchanting performances from its mostly young cast. Starring Thomas Mann, whose layered portrayal of Greg could skyrocket his promising career, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heart.

— David Courier, Sundance Film Festival
Executive Producer
Nora Skinner
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Jesse Andrews
Steven Rales, Dan Fogelman, Jeremy Dawson
Chung-Hoon Chung
David Trachtenberg
Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon

Director Bio
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is an American film and television director. His television work includes several episodes of Glee and American Horror Story. He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing on a Miniseries for American Horror Story: Coven. ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is his second feature.
Screenings Co-presented by:
Dallas Morning News, Cinemark
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