The Academy Museum's Teen Council Presents: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Academy Museum's Teen Council Presents: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, adapted from his novel of the same name, was chosen by the Academy Museum Teen Council because the story offers an uncensored view into the semi-horrific but beautiful lives of modern teenagers. The movie captures the roller coaster ride that is high school by following introverted freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) as he navigates friendships, mental health, self-acceptance, trauma, and identity. The film attained both critical and box-office acclaim, as well as a cult following of devoted fans who loved the classic tracks by David Bowie and The Smiths which act as a backdrop for adolescence. This movie reminds us all—teenagers and adults alike—that we are infinite!

The Teen Council has been an amazing place for meaningful conversations and a safe space to talk all things film. It’s been an amazing experience, and we are so excited for the future!

Programmed by the Academy Museum’s Teen Council. Note by Peyton Arthur, Chloe Loquet, Astrid Panozzo, Flora White, and Haley Yoshihata.

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Stephen Chbosky. WITH: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd. 2012. 103 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG-13. DCP.

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