Judy Blume Forever

Friday, April 21 - Thursday, April 27, 2023

Please note: Showtimes on this page are for screenings of JUDY BLUME FOREVER with NO open captions. For open captioned screenings, see here.

Q&A with dirs. Davina Pardo & Leah Wolchok Saturday April 22 at 7:30 PM, moderated by Alissa Wilkinson!

Generations of readers have found themselves in a Judy Blume book. Her name alone launches a flood of memories for anyone who’s gripped one of her many paperbacks. For decades, Blume’s radical honesty has comforted and captivated readers – and landed her at the center of controversy for her frankness about puberty and sex. Now the beloved American author candidly shares her own coming-of-age story.

Emmy-winning filmmakers Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok trace Blume’s journey from fearful, imaginative child to storytelling pioneer who elevated the physical and emotional lives of kids and teens, to banned writer who continues to fight back against censorship today. Playful and poignant animations celebrate the magic and awkwardness of being young, while intimate conversations with acclaimed authors and artists reveal Blume’s profound impact on readers. Long-standing fans share open-hearted letters they wrote to Blume over decades.

With humor, sensitivity, and a healthy dose of adolescent cringe, JUDY BLUME FOREVER tells the story of the woman whose trail-blazing books changed the way millions of readers understand themselves, their sexuality, and what it means to grow up.

Previously screened as part of DOC NYC Selects: Spring 2023


  • Country USA
  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Amazon
  • Director Davina Pardo, Leah Wolchok
  • Cast Judy Blume, Molly Ringwald, Anna Konkle, Lena Dunham
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening, Closed Captioning, Open Captioning

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