ERIN’S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS

CREATE | MIND THE GAP | FAMILY

Canada 2022, 89 min, Julianna Notten

More than anything, Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls is a tender, insightful, and refreshingly witty ode to Gen Z. This feature debut from queer writer-director Julianna Notten follows Erin (Elliot Stocking), an earnest middle-schooler and comic-book enthusiast who wants nothing more than to experience her first kiss. When she meets Sydni (Rosali Annikie), an effortlessly cool, rebellious ex-child star, Erin is instantly smitten. What follows is a delightful and compassionate observation of a young girl exploring her identity and unapologetically asserting her place in the world. The film pokes fun at Millennials’ obsession with iced coffee and cats, offers funny takes on Comic-Con cosplay ideas, and depicts the popular kids trying (and failing) to be socially conscious. Most importantly, Erin’s Guide highlights just how sensitive and welcoming Gen Z can be. —Aurora Amidon

Note: Includes one instance of mild profanity.

Age 11+

Guests expected: writer-director Julianna Notten, actor Elliot Stocking



Showtimes

In-Person


4:00 PM — Sequoia 1

2:00 PM — Lark Theater

Virtual


Oct 5, 11:00 PM — Oct 17, 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Director

Juliana Notten graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University’s (formerly Ryerson) film program, where they received the Norman Jewison Award and the Natalie MacDonald Award. Among their shorts are SEXPECTATIONS (2013), a documentary; BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SUICIDE 2014); EARTH TO AVERY (2015); and ERIN’S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS (2018), the basis of their first feature.

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

89

Director:

Julianna Notten

Producers:

Claire Allore, Julianna Notten, Brendan Whelton

Cinematographers:

Hayley Wong

Editors:

Rick Bartram

Writers:

Julianna Notten

Cast:

Elliot Stocking, Rosali Annikie, Jesyca Gu

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