The Perks of Being Stephen Chbosky Interview

October 4, 2012

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky. This is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world.

It is that rare bird in Hollywood who not only can write and direct a movie, but also writes the source novel that the film is based on. Stephen Chbosky is that kind of rarity. His 1999 novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" was not only a success, but it struck a chord with its readers, signaling a new force in literature was on the horizon. CinéArts recently discussed Chbosky's work, from writing the story, to developing a screenplay, to directing the movie, and how this triple-threat bird learned to fly.

To read the rest of the article about Chbosky, click here.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" has opened in select Cinemark/CinéArts theatres and continues to expand more into our theatres on Friday, October 5 and on Friday, October 12. Get your tickets now.

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