Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school friendships and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.

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Olivia Wilde


Director: Olivia Wilde
Executive Producer: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jillian Longnecker, Scott Robertson, Alex G. Scott
Producer: Megan Ellison, Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum, Katie Silberman
Screenwriter: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman
Principal Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Billie Lourd, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte


Annapurna Pictures
Public Film Contact
Daniella Robinson-Asfaw
Annapurna Pictures
Publicity Contact
Layla Hancock-Piper
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy
Screening Section: Headliners
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 105:00 mins