Are you There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

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Filmmaker Kelly Fremon Craig chats with Trey Elling about ⁠ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET⁠. The movie, written and directed by Fremon Craig, is an adaptation of the 1970 Judy Blume book of the same title that has resonated with generations of girls maneuvering early adolescence. Topics include:

  • What Kelly loved about telling this story (1:26)
  • Why Abby Ryder Fortson was perfect as Margaret (4:01)
  • A favorite moment from Kelly fostering an improv environment (5:29)
  • Benny Safdie as Margaret’s dad (6:56)
  • Kelly answers a fun, three-question prompt from the film (9:02)
  • The key to a good story (10:57)
  • What she hopes people take away from the film (11:50)