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Haworth Cinema presents

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Friday 8th September at 7:30pm
West Lane Baptist Church
Adults £5 Students £3

‘Discovering who you are is a journey that lasts a lifetime.’

Haworth Cinema returns with a fun, original movie that carefully translates the spirit of Judy Blume’s writing to the big screen. Effervescent and refreshingly frank about the trails of puberty, this long-awaited adaptation does full justice to Judy Blume’s seminal novel.

Set in the 1970’s, 11 year old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey; navigating new friends, feelings and the beginning of adolescence. She relies on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets!

For over fifty years, Judy Blume’s classic and ground-breaking novel has impacted generations with its timeless coming of age story. Its insightful humour, and candid exploration of life’s biggest questions still feels totally current and relatable. McAdams’s performance as Barbara Simon is exceptional; she plays it without a hint of condescension or pandering for younger viewers. She helps make this as great a movie about parenting as it is a great movie about being a kid. (1 hr 45 mins)

’A warm, emotionally agile adaptation of Judy Blume’s much-loved 1970 novel.’

0ur next film: Friday 29th September 7:30 pm A man called Otto (15)
Drama/comedy starring Tom Hanks.