7

Almost Famous
Almost Famous is a film about a teenage boy named William (Played by Patrick Fugit) seeking out to become a journalist while he’s still in high school. William goes on tour with Stillwater, an up and coming rock and roll band. William is faced with all the rock and roll temptations. Written, directed and based on the early life of Cameron Crowe and his experiences as a teenage rock journalist.

Girl, Interrupted
This is the true story of Susanna Kaysen,  a smart young woman who wakes up after an overdose and gets sent to a mental institution for a short rest. Rebelling against the head nurse, she befriends all the loonies and turns her short stay into one of eighteen months, until she realises that to win her freedom, she must face the one thing that terrifies her the most - herself.

The Last Word
Evan Merck is a poet that makes a living out of writing suicide notes for the soon to be deceased, this business goes well for him until he finds himself falling for a client’s sister.

Saved
A movie based around a group of students at a Christian college. The main character, Mary, finds out that her boyfriend is gay, shortly after, she hits her head and see’s Jesus telling her that she needs to save him and so, she sleeps with her boyfriend to try and “degayify”  him but then she falls pregnant and has to try her hardest to keep  it from her mother who is dating the pastor of the church and the principal of her school. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Jena Malone, Eva Amurri, Martin Donovan, Mandy Moore and Mary-Louise Donovan.

Thirteen
For thirteen-year-old Straight-A student, Tracy, everything is all studies, boring friends, no cell phone and hand-me-down clothes, until she is befriended by the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie, who draws her into a world of drugs, sex and crime.

Wristcutters:  A Love Story
Ziah is in all sorts of emotional pain after his girlfriend, Desiree leaves him. He decides that he has nothing to live for and takes his life. The next day, he wakes up in another world where the sun doesn’t shine and people aren’t allowed to smile and everyone has “offed themselves”.

Youth In Revolt
This is the story of Nick Twisp,  a teenager with a taste for the finer things in life, like the music of Frank Sinatra and the films of Federico Fellini. While on a family holiday, Nick falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart.

“More girls were killed in the last 50 years, precisely because they were girls, than men killed in all the wars in the 20th century. More girls are killed in this routine gendercide in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the 20th century….

In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth century, it was the battle against totalitarianism. We believe that in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality around the world.” 
 

Dear followers,
Read the book. Watch the DVD. Google the phrase. Support it on tumblr, facebook or twitter and spread the word. Be a part of the Half the Sky movement in whatever way you can. It’s too important to ignore. 

Text
Photo
Quote
Link
Chat
Audio
Video