Catch a special Ann Arbor screening of 'Diary of a Teenage Girl' with author Phoebe Gloeckner



Earlier this year, Diary of a Teenage Girl earned rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, leading to its wide theatrical release this month. However, Michigan moviegoers in particular are in for a treat.

Since author Phoebe Gloeckner — who penned the graphic novel (and the real-life diaries) that the movie is based on — is a professor at Ann Arbor's Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, she'll make an appearance for a special opening night screening. Following the 7 p.m. screening on Friday, Aug. 28 at the Michigan Theater, Gloeckner will be on hand to speak about the story behind the film. Tickets are available at

Set in 1976 San Francisco, The Diary of a Teenage Girl tells the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, loosely based on Gloeckner's own life experiences. The film stars Bel Powley as Minnie, along with Alexander Skarsgård and Kristen Wiig.

Read our notes from Gloeckner's last Q&A at a recent private screening here, and watch a trailer for the film below:

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