About The Film
The first of Judy Blume’s classic books to be translated to the big screen, TIGER EYES stars Willa Holland (Gossip Girl, The O.C.) as a teenager grappling with the sudden, violent loss of her Jewish father.
Crippled with grief, her mom (Amy Jo Johnson of TV’s Flashpoint) uproots and relocates the family from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico. Emotionally numbed and culture-shocked by the cross-country move, 17-year-old Davey befriends an alluring but mysterious Native American young man, Wolf (comedian Tatanka Means), who helps her carry on and conquer her fears. Touching on issues of class, race, depression and teenage alcohol abuse with the author’s trademark intelligence and authenticity, TIGER EYES is faithfully directed by Judy Blume’s son Lawrence, and filmed on location amidst the sweeping canyon vistas of New Mexico.
Winner of the Best Feature Film prize at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Jury Award for Best Actress at the Boston International Film Festival.