ATLIFFF: Three picks for summer travel

Films screening at the ATLIFFF

May 31-June 2, 2020

Where: Capitol Centre in Fairbanks, Alaska

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From the dorky to the posh (once more), America’s scene is dominated by stalwarts of the trendiest collegiate chic: mega-schools like Ohio State, Georgia Tech, and UCLA, which somehow still perform remarkably well despite scandals, facility upgrades, and scandals themselves.

Hanging around with your brethren and gorgeously coiffed in sundresses, skinny jeans, and choice shoes isn’t easy for ambitious and hip freshmen — even for those with potential. So when four girls of very different races share a dorm room, they’re bound to experience some unusual experiences. And from lanky Travis, Venezuelan-American Rosie, super-fangirl Eva, and uptight Regina, they explore the distance and the intimacy that the traditional sexual spectrum often attempts to fill.

“The Sex Lives of College Girls” has been an international hit, screening in more than 100 countries. It’s a frank and colorful exploration of this universal reality, both in its formula and subject matter. And while its goals may not be what you’d call “feminist,” it’s pretty damn hilarious.

Maybe you’re feeling adventurous, or maybe a bit of anxiety is brewing and you just don’t know where to start. The indie-flick formula may not offer much in terms of guidance here, but The Sex Lives of College Girls stands out as one of the best college comedies (or dramas, if you prefer) in recent memory. Every cast member is great, and if you’re looking for an alternative to “Pitch Perfect” this summer, this is it.

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