Presented by The Chicago Film Society
Adapted by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff from the former's underground graphic novel, GHOST WORLD remains the definitive portrait of post-high school ennui, quarter-age disaffection, and the everyday oppression thrust upon us by other people. Best friends Enid (Thora Birch) and Becky (Scarlett Johansson) are finally ready to find a place of their own amid the strip malls of greater Los Angeles, but their mutual contempt for goody-two-shoes classmates, extroverted pseudo-bohemians, and yuppie 'zine entrepreneurs may not be sufficient to bridge their increasingly divergent values. The greatest stumbling block is Seymour (Steve Buscemi), the self-loathing record collector who sets Enid's heart aflutter and sends Becky rushing to get a job. We memorized every line of this tender firecracker as teenagers and can't believe it's finally reached the age of maturity.