General Admission: First come, First served seating
Monja Art, 2016, Austria, 104 min
Pretty Paula has a major crush on Charlotte. Charlotte is dating Michael, but fantasizes about Paula. Ronald is after Paula as his next conquest. Lily is having sex with Ronald and wants to sleep with Paula. Tim has a crush on Paula. Confused? Not to worry – all is well in the land of Seventeen. We just watch as high school seniors do what high school seniors are supposed to do. Fall in and out of love, fight with their friends and try to figure out those raging hormones that make them crazy. Underneath all of that drama is the story of young women navigating her way through the confusing bliss that is being seventeen. The same-sex drama is no drama at all – it’s just youth figuring out the ways of the heart – girls or boys, no big deal. Filmmaker, Monja Arts says Seventeen is about a fascinating time in our lives, “because you are aware of the fact that you will never be able to go back. You are constantly reminded that you are in the middle of this significant time that will never be repeated.” It is a special time to just embrace the drama, knowing that more is yet to come. (SH) In German with English subtitles.