The Portland Circuit Presents: “My Summer as a Goth” in November

The next installment in The Portland Circuit – a unique, local theatrical distribution program presented in conjunction with the Northwest Film Center, The Clinton Street Theatre, Cinema 21 and The Hollywood Theatre – is Tara Johnson-Medinger’s beautiful coming of age story: “My Summer as a Goth.”

My Summer as a Goth is a story about the sometimes painful-often entertaining-search for identity and love in adolescence. After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old, Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, and is transformed by him and his merry band of misfits in black. Set in present-day Portland, My Summer as a Goth navigates Joey’s relationships with her new friends, her family and herself, and will resonate with anyone who survived the social alienation of adolescence-and that first summer heartbreak.

After an award-winning multi-festival run, “My Summer as a Goth” returns to the city where it was born, shot and lives.

Watch the trailer here.

The film will screen in four of the best independent cinemas in Portland –

The Hollywood Theatre – Monday, November 18 at 7p (Tickets)

Clinton Street Theatre – Tuesday, November 19 at 7p (Tickets)

Cinema 21 – Wednesday, November 20 at 7p (Tickets)

Northwest Film Center at The Whitsell Theatre – Thursday, November 21 at 7p (Tickets)

The filmmakers will be on-hand for a Q&A at each screening.

Watch the trailer here.

Directed By: Tara Johnson-Medinger

Produced By: Tara Johnson-Medinger, Brandon Lee Roberts, Gary Nolton, Megan Johnson & Kymberley Franklin

Written By: Brandon Lee Roberts & Tara Johnson-Medinger

Starring: Natalie Shershow, Jack Levis, Jenny White, Carter Allen, Eduardo Reyes, Rachelle Henry, Fayra Teeters & Jonas Israel

Screenings of past films on The Portland Circuit include “Sex Weather,” “Phoenix, Oregon” and “Canopy Stories.”

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