Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

April 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pay-What-You-Can Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Sunday, April 30, 2023 –1:00pm to 3:30pm


Join FilmScene and the Iowa City Public Library for a special Pay-What-You-Can screening of “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” the new film adaptation of Judy Blume’s landmark 1970 middle-grade novel. After the screening at FilmScene at the Chauncey, stay for the panel discussion “Let’s Talk About It: Puberty, Periods, and Paperbacks,” featuring experts in middle-grade literature and pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

In the film, 11-year-old Margaret is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school, while asking big questions about religion and faith spurred by her parents’ interfaith marriage.

Starting April 1, the Iowa City Public Library will have 30 free copies of “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” to give away so you can read the book before viewing the film. Ask for your copy at the children’s desk anytime the library is open! One copy per family, please, while supplies last. The book is also available for checkout in print, e-book, and e-audio.

This event is intended for adolescents and their families. The Pay-What-You-Can film screening and panel discussion will take place at FilmScene at the Chauncey, 404 E. College St.

This event is co-sponsored by GreenState Community Credit Union.

FilmScene 和爱荷华市公共图书馆联合举办《上帝,你在吗?》观影及讨论活动,观影费用请自愿支付。这部新电影改编自朱迪·布鲁姆 (Judy Blume)于 1970 年发表的具有里程碑意义的中篇小说。观影结束后,请留下来参与有关青春期、女性月经和平装书的讨论会,讨论会将由几位中篇小说家,儿科及青春期妇科专家引导。

该影片讲述了11 岁的玛格丽特从纽约市区搬到新泽西州郊区后的生活剧变,她在新的学校里和新朋友们一起经历着青春期的慌乱和动荡,同时她也因为父母亲的跨宗教婚姻提出了关于宗教和信仰的极大困惑。

爱荷华市公共图书馆将从4月1日开始免费发放 30 本《上帝,你在吗?》,让您可以在看电影之前先阅读原著。请于儿童服务台领取免费书,每个家庭限领一份,发完即止。此外该书还有印刷版、电子版和有声版可通过图书馆系统借阅。

本次活动面向青少年及家人,自愿付费。 电影放映和讨论活动地点在 FilmScene 影院, Chauncey, 404 E. College St 。

本次活动由 GreenState Community Credit Union 赞助。

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.



FilmScene (at the Chauncey)
404 E College St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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