The big screen adaptation of Emily
Danforth's acclaimed and controversial coming-of-age novel The
Miseducation of Cameron Post has
won the Sundance Film Festival's grand jury prize.
was among the 12 LGBT-inclusive films and documentaries that screened
at this year's festival, which ended on Sunday after 10 days in Park
Grace Moretz, the 20-year-old best known for playing Hit-Girl in the
franchise, plays the titular role.
1993, The Miseducation of Cameron Post
follows Cameron, a 12-year-old girl who is sent to live with her
conservative aunt in Montana after her parents die in a car crash.
The aunt sends Cameron to a gay conversion camp after she is caught
in an intimate moment with another female teen.
Danforth has said that her novel was
inspired by Zach Stark's story. After coming out to his parents at
age 16, Zach was sent to a de-gaying camp run by Love In Action.
Rounding out the cast are Sasha Lane,
John Gallagher, Jr., Forrest Goodluck and Jennifer Ehle.