Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2013
(Lawrence Blume, United States, 2012, DCP, 92 min)
Despite Judy Blume's 40 years of writing bestsellers for children and young adults, Tiger Eyes is the first major motion picture to be made from any of her 28 books. Appropriately, it's a family affair. Directed by her son, Lawrence Blume, the film is a coming-of-age story about Davey, a 17 year-old girl whose life is upended by personal tragedy.
Uprooted from her native New Jersey, Davey finds herself alone and adrift in the dramatic landscapes of New Mexico, where she finds a mysterious soul mate named Wolf. The film stars a luminous Willa Holland, with deeply moving performances by Tatanka Means and his father, Russell Means (filmed just before the noted elder actor and activist died of cancer in 2012).
"an uncommon intimacy, the kind you find in a Judy Blume novel. Her grit and grace are all over this heartfelt adventure of a movie. She gives it a spirit that soars." —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Its melodrama is straightforward and its emotion genuine. Though set in the cell-phone present, the sentiment feels old-fashioned, untainted by snark or sarcasm." —The Seattle Weekly
Tiger Eyes is rated PG-13 (parents strongly cautioned) for underage drinking, prescription drugs and dangerous kisses.