The Garden Theater in Frankfort, Michigan, located in Northern Benzie County, has been granted an early screening of the new film “Youth in Revolt”. The film is a new-release coming-of-age comedy starring Michael Cera with scenes shot in downtown Frankfort and other parts of Michigan during June 2008.  The film is scheduled be shown on one day only as a free event on December 29, 2009. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the movie showing at 8 p.m. The film will be released nationally in select theaters starting January 8, 2010.

To Obtain Tickets

Tickets will be available for pick up at the Frankfort Garden Theater Box office beginning December 19 during theater hours, a limit of two tickets per adult. There will be no will call tickets for this event and tickets must be obtained in person. Visit for more information.

"Youth in Revolt" is a coming-of-age comedy that puts a fresh and outrageous stamp on a tale of adolescent obsession and rebellion. Starring Michael Cera (also of the Oscar® winning film "Juno" and "Superbad") and based on the acclaimed novel by C.D. Payne, "Youth in Revolt" is the story of Nick Twisp, a unique but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) while on a family vacation. But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. With Sheenis encouragement, Nick abandons his dull, predictable life and develops a rebellious alter ego: Francois. With his ascot, his moustache and his cigarette, Francois will stop at nothing to be with Sheeni, and leads Nick Twisp on a path of destruction with unpredictable and uproarious consequences.

See the “Youth in Revolt” Trailer at .

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