The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Opens in June

Director: Ken Kwapis Run Time: 119 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2005

Starring: Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Bradley Whitford

Country: United States
Language: English, Greek, Spanish


Screening as part of From Book to Film 2022


About the film:

Four best friends buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first summer apart, the pals decide they’ll swap the pants so that each girl in turn can enjoy the magic. Based on the imaginative book by Ann Brashares.

“Told with sincerity, heart, and a little bit of magic — the very same qualities that made the original book and its sequels a “you have to read this” classic for young girls.”

—Nell Minow for Movie Mom

About the filmmaker: 

Ken Kwapis is an American film and television director, screenwriter, and author. He specialized in the single-camera sitcom in the 1990s and 2000s for which he was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards. Kwapis has directed feature films such as Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985), He Said/She Said (1991), and He’s Just Not That Into You (2009). Kwapis studied filmmaking at Northwestern University and the University of Southern California. He won the Student Academy Award in Dramatic Achievement for his USC thesis film “For Heaven’s Sake,” an adaptation of Mozart’s one-act comic opera Der Schauspieldirektor (“The Impresario”).

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