PHOENIX (Wednesday, March 1, 2023) – Prime Video’s “JUDY BLUME FOREVER” one of the hit features released at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has been announced as one of the Centerpiece Films showing at the 23rd annual Phoenix Film Festival.
JUDY BLUME FOREVER is a documentary directed by Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok, and starring Judy Blume, Molly Ringwald, Samantha Bee, Lena Dunham, Tayari Jones, and Alex Gino.
Synopsis: Generations of readers have found themselves in a Judy Blume book. Her name alone launches a flood of memories for anyone who’s gripped one of her many paperbacks. For decades, Blume’s radical honesty has comforted and captivated readers – and landed her at the center of controversy for her frankness about puberty and sex. Now the beloved American author candidly shares her own coming-of-age story.
Emmy-winning filmmakers Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok trace Blume’s journey from fearful, imaginative child to storytelling pioneer who elevated the physical and emotional lives of kids and teens, to banned writer who continues to fight back against censorship today. Playful and poignant animations celebrate the magic and awkwardness of being young, while intimate conversations with acclaimed authors and artists reveal Blume’s profound impact on readers. Long-standing fans share open-hearted letters they wrote to Blume over the decades.
With humor, sensitivity, and a healthy dose of adolescent cringe, Judy Blume Forever tells the story of the woman whose trail-blazing books changed the way millions of readers understand themselves, their sexuality, and what it means to grow up.
Passes and tickets for the 2023 Phoenix Film Festival can be purchased either by calling 480-513-3195 or by visiting www.phoenixfilmfestival.com. Via the website, the public can also buy tickets for more films showing at this year’s festival and can view the schedule.
The 23rd Annual Phoenix Film Festival will run from Thursday, March 23 – Sunday, April 2 at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre.