Hit Comedy 'ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL' Opens in Theatres Across Canada

Hit Comedy ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL Opens in Theatres Across Canada

Limited engagement beginning April 28 includes screenings in 11 Canadian cities

Toronto, April 16, 2018 – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Vancouver-based film production company Motion 58 are pleased to announce that their charming award-winning comedy, ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL, will open in theatres in 11 cities across Canada for a limited engagement on Saturday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

The theatrical release follows ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL’s strong showing on the festival circuit, where it had its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), was selected by TIFF as one of Canada’s Top 10 Features of 2017, and won the award for Best Comedy Feature Film at the 2017 Edmonton International Film Festival. Hailed by audiences and critics alike, New Times San Luis Obispo dubbed it “the Canadian Lady Bird,” TIFF Senior Programmer Steve Gravestock heralded the film as “one of the best Canadian romantic comedies in recent memory,” The Hollywood Reporter claimed that “the writing and direction put a bright spin on high-school antics, and the ace cast makes the grade,” and NOW Magazine gave it a NNNN rating, naming it “an unexpected treat.”

“ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL has travelled the world, but Kyle Rideout (director) and I are most excited about the opportunity to share it with our own country,” said Josh Epstein, Producer. “We imagine our audiences having a bright, hilarious and fun night out at the theatre when they go see our film. They will witness the exceptional work of everyone’s favourite actress – Judy Greer – and be introduced to the next Canadian comedic darling, Daniel Doheny. They’ll also get to rediscover some of our country’s biggest stars like Grace Park, Russell Peters and Andrea Bang in a new light.”

ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL follows a socially inept home schooled dropout (Daniel Doheny) who enrols in public school to chase after a one-legged dream-girl (Siobhan Williams) while his mom/best friend (Judy Greer) teaches him his teenage rebellion while learning to let him go. Directed by Kyle Rideout, the film is based on an original screenplay by Rideout and Josh Epstein (producer). ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL is produced through CFC Features and Rideout and Epstein’s production company, Motion 58, with Adam Folk as co-producer and Justine Whyte as executive producer.

Screening details:

Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
Dates/times to be announced

Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
Saturday, April 28 at 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 at 9:45 p.m.

Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin
Saturday, April 28 at 6:45 p.m.

Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
Saturday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
Saturday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 at 9:45 p.m.

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 at 10 p.m.

Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP
Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 at 6:15 p.m.

The Park Theatre
Saturday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 at 9:45 p.m.

The Rio Theatre
Wednesday, May 2 (time to be announced)

The Vic Theatre *extended limited engagement
Friday, April 27 at 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 at 7:45 p.m.
Monday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m.

SilverCity Windsor Cinemas
Tuesday, May 1 at 9:45 p.m.

Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP
Saturday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 at 6:45 p.m.

See theatres for more information and to confirm showtimes.

Canadian distribution for ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL is handled by Motion 58 and world sales are handled by Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD), working in partnership with XYZ Films in the U.S. Gravitas Ventures acquired all U.S. rights to the comedy and will release it in select theatres in the U.S. and on VOD on April 27, 2018.

ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL is the 23rd film to be developed and financed for production by CFC Features. Production and financing was supported by the CFC and The Movie Network, a division of Bell Media. Development at CFC is supported by the Government of Ontario. CFC Features’ longstanding partnerships with The Movie Network and the Government of Ontario benefit emerging filmmakers from across the nation.

Motion 58 brought in the additional support of Telefilm Canada for production financing, and received instrumental support in the script’s development from the Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange, a CFC marketplace initiative in collaboration with Just For Laughs; the National Screen Institute’s Features First program; the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) No Borders program; Corus Entertainment Inc. and Whistler Film Festival's Feature Project Lab. Visit CFC Features or Motion 58 for more information.


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About CFC

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC), celebrating 30 years, is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace. cfccreates.com.

Motion 58 Motion 58 is a Vancouver-based production/distribution company that focuses on creating original content for film and television. Their first film, Eadweard, garnered 47 award wins and nominations, including 5 Audience Choice Awards and a CSA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. It has been distributed around the world. Rideout and Epstein are represented by The Jennifer Hollyer Agency. For more information, visit motion58.com.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Cory Angeletti-Szasz
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Amy Strilchuk
PR for Motion 58