“The Spectacular Now” Scribe Tim Tharp Hosts Okie Q&A


Winner of deadCENTER Film Festival’s Best Narrative Feature prize, “The Spectacular Now” hits theaters today. Tim Tharp, the author of the New York Times Bestseller on which the movie is based, will hold three separate Q&As in OKC and Tulsa to celebrate the film’s release in Oklahoma. The schedule is:

  • August 28th after the 6:15 pm screening, OKC AMC Quail Springs 24
  • August 30th after the 7:30 pm screening, Tulsa’s Circle Cinema
  • August 31st after the 7:30 pm screening, OKC Cinemark Tinseltown


With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, “The Spectacular Now” (directed by James Ponsoldt) creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. “The Spectacular Now” is the tale of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “the good girl” Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley). What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth – one that doesn’t look for tidy truths. With wonderful supporting turns from Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, “The Spectacular Now” is the quiet must-see of the summer.


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