What does Stephen Chbosky have in common with Harper Lee? They have both written exactly one novel. Obviously "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is not as famous as "To Kill a Mockingbird," but in the field of Young Adult Literature, "Perks" is already considered a classic. However, Harper Lee never got to direct the film adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Stephen Chbosky wrote the screenplay and directed the film version of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." As an independent film, "Perks" has not had a wide release; it played 745 theaters at its widest point (a Hollywood blockbuster will play over 4,000 screens). Therefore, the film's two week run at the Capitol Theater is significant. This is your chance to see the film on the big screen.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is rated PG-13. It is intended for teen audiences.
The film stars Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson.
The Olympia Film Society website is here.
You can read Roger Ebert's review of the film here.
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