Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the director of hit indie film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, had the rare privilege of being interviewed by Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese, proving this movie may just have something a little special and Martin Scorsese is awesome.
This is a wonderful film that you’ve made, and I have seen it a couple of times now and I have certainly had an emotional reaction to it there’s no doubt – Scorsese on Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a uniquely funny and moving story about Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human relationships as a way to safely navigate the social mine field that is teenage life. In fact he describes his best friend Earl, with whom he makes short-film parodies of classic movies, as being ‘more like a co-worker’. But when Greg’s mum insists he spends time with Rachel – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer- Greg discovers just how powerful and important true friendship can be.