Search form

Donate Today

SIFF

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Talks About 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

June 17, 2015

In this coming-of-age film, a teenage boy is forced by his mother to befriend a girl who has been diagnosed with leukemia. As their friendship grows, so does he, and their relationship ends up changing his life forever.

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was drawn to create this movie because of how it treated its teenage characters. "I read the script and I found it hysterical. I hadn't seen teenagers portrayed that way since the John Hughes movies."

"There is an honesty — not only in the writing of it, but in the performance — that I hadn't seen in a while," he adds.

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is already out in theaters.

Featured Image: Olivia Cooke as Rachel, Thomas Mann as Greg, and RJ Cyler as Earl in ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL. Photo by Anne Marie Fox. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.

Plot summary of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon  on the apprehension of releasing a new film

Why Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon wanted to make this film

 

Watch the trailer for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

SUPPORTED BY