Script to Screen: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

2/5/2021; 57 minutes

Actress and filmmaker Marielle Heller discusses adapting Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, into a screenplay. With UCSB Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan, Heller addresses the challenges of constructing a realistic and honest coming-of-age narrative, told from the perspective of a teenage girl in 1970s San Francisco. The Diary of a Teenage Girl follows Minnie Goetz as she grapples with questions of sexuality, identity, and power in a moment of social and cultural upheaval. Recorded on 01/19/2021. (#36783)

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