How to Have Sex

Friday, February 2 - Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sneak Preview Thursday, February 1 at 8:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A with director Molly Manning Walker and star Mia McKenna-Bruce, moderated by Celine Song.

Q&As with director Molly Manning Walker and star Mia McKenna-Bruce opening night on Friday, February 2 at 8:30 pm moderated by Rachel Handler and with Molly Manning Walker moderated by Debra Granik on Saturday, February 3 at 2:55 p.m.

Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way across the sun- drenched streets of Malia, they find themselves navigating the complexities of sex, consent and self-discovery. Captured with luminous visuals and a pitch-perfect soundtrack, Manning Walker’s directorial debut paints a painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood, and how first sexual experiences should – or shouldn’t – play out.


Winner: Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes


Official Selection: Sundance

  • Country UK
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor MUBI
  • Director Molly Manning Walker
  • Cast Mia McKenna, Tara Lara Peake, Samuel Bottomley, Shaun Thomas, Enva Lewis, Laura Ambler
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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