Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Note: this film is not an official Festival selection, but part of a special event.Judy Blume’s timeless, coming-of-age story has transcended decades and spoken to generations. At 11, Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is moving to a new town and beginning to contemplate everything about life, friendship, and adolescence. She relies on her mother (Rachel McAdams), who offers loving support but is herself finding her own footing in a new place, and her grandmother Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who is coming to terms with finding happiness in the next phase of her life. For all three, questions of identity, one’s place in the world, and what brings meaning to a life will draw them closer together than ever before. From writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen) and Gracie Films’ Academy Award®-winning producer James L. Brooks.