Part of the series MoMA Contenders 2019

Booksmart, with director Olivia Wilde

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Booksmart, with director Olivia Wilde and Lisa Kudrow

In her directorial debut, Olivia Wilde delivers a fresh take on the high school dramedy. Centered on an inseparable pair of overachievers trying to cram a night of partying into their high school careers on the eve of graduation, Booksmart has no shortage of the genre’s misadventures and bon mots. With a razor-sharp script and standout performances by Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever (think Lucy and Ethyl by way of Abbi and Ilana), Booksmart’s takeaway on female friendship and empowerment is that figuring it out is better with a BFF.

Booksmart. 2019. USA. Directed by Olivia Wilde. With Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams. 105 min.

Q&A with director Olivia Wilde, moderated by Lisa Kudrow to follow.

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