We Are the Best

Melwood Screening Room

July 1
Final Screening Tonight!
Tues: 8:00

Three 13-year-old girls, growing up in early '80s Stockholm, prove that punk is far from dead. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend are misfits. Despite having no instruments, or discernible musical talent, they form an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate as third wheel. With tender affection for his young characters and the time period, Lukas Moodysson (Lilya 4-Ever) paints an ebullient and sharply observed portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different; adapted from his wife's graphic novel. With subtitles. (Lukas Moodysson; Sweden; 2014; 102 min)