The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Twilight
Directed by
Catherine Hardwicke
122
minutes

Twilight

March’s first volunteer pick of the month comes courtesy of Sydney Dayan, who has chosen to program the vampire romance Twilight!

Based on the Stephanie Meyer novel of the same name, the film stars Kristen Stewart as teenager Bella Swan. Alienated from her peers and surroundings, Bella makes the acquaintance of one Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). As she gets to know him, she finds herself faced with a monstrous threat that only the mysterious Edward and his family can protect her from.

The first in a successful film trilogy, Twilight is a story that fans of romantic fantasy will sink their teeth into!


“A densely erotic, twisted take on teen screen romance, Twilight zones out beneath the crushing weight of underage lust intensified and complicated by the excruciating abstention here of unorthodox vampire appetites.” – Praire Miller, WBAI Radio

“Without descending into camp, Pattinson undercuts earnest intensity with a deft, self-conscious wit.” – Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s Magazine

“Ten years after its release, Twilight stands as a powerful, darkly stylish depiction of teen female desire.” – Anne Cohen, Refinery29