Girls Are Geeks, Too!

The Sie FilmCenter’s Hey Girl! series generally caters to women by combining a happy-hour shmooze with a slate of chick flicks. But tonight’s installment, happening — perhaps pointedly — in the wake of Denver Comic Con, targets a slightly narrower female special-interest group: women who also like comics. And movies — namely, movies adapted from comics.

Revolving around a screening of Terry Zwigoff’s delightfully weird Ghost World, the event will include a comic-book swap in Henderson’s Lounge, along with the usual drink specials and mini-manis. Adapted from the award-winning cult-favorite graphic novel by Daniel Clowes (who also wrote the screenplay), Ghost World follows offbeat new high-school grads Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (a girlish Scarlett Johansson) through a BFF breakup brought on by the cynical Enid’s new relationships with an artist, Roberta, and — especially — the creepy record geek Seymour, played masterfully by Steve Buscemi. It’s not exactly what you’d call a chick flick, by any stretch.

“We do pick some films for this program that aren’t traditional ladies’ fare,” notes FilmCenter programming ace Keith Garcia. “And I like to think that Enid is a girl that a lot of other girls identify with. She may not be so popular, but she deserves all of her film time.”

Location Info


Sie FilmCenter

2510 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206

Category: Movie Theaters

Region: Central Denver

Hey Girl! starts pouring at 6 p.m. at the Sie, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, with the film set for 7:30; bring your favorite comics to swap before and after the show. Admission is $7 to $10. Get more information at
Thu., June 6, 6 p.m., 2013

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