MOLLY MAXWELL

Molly Maxwell Trailer

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CFC Features

Year

2013

Genre

Drama

Synopsis

At Phoenix Progressive School, where everyone tries to outdo each other with creative self-expression, 16-year-old Molly Maxwell (Tash) would rather be invisible than risk revealing herself as completely ordinary. When her young, handsome, disillusioned English teacher (Carrick) enters the picture and allows her to just be herself, Molly is suddenly able to flourish. As their student-teacher bond becomes more intimate, she begins putting herself on the line in unexpected ways while pursuing what she wants. But with each awkward, beautiful step towards an impossible romance, Molly risks alienating everyone she loves. 

Cast

Lola Tash and Charlie Carrick  

writer(s)

Sara St. Onge

producer(s)

John Nadalin, Aeschylus Poulos & Mark van de Ven

distributor(s)

Entertainment One

editor(s)

Stephen Philipson

Director

Sara St. Onge

reviews

“Incredibly Affecting and Charming” - Peter Knegt, Indiewire

“NNNN. Casually and confidently told. Lola Tash is a total delight” -RadheyanSimonpillai, NOW Magazine

“Refreshingly candid. A fresh look at the callow girl/older man scenario” -Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail

"You need to move heaven and earth to get to the theatre to see this film while you can" -Kristal Cooper, Toronto Film Scene

project website

http://mollymaxwell.com


Festivals:

  • Palm Springs International Film Festival – January 2013
  • TIFF Next Wave – February 2013
  • Cinequest – March 2013
  • MOMA Canadian Front – March 2013
  • BUFF Film Festival - March 2013
    • Winner, Youth Jury Prize for Best Youth Film
  • Seoul Int’l Youth Film Festival – August 2013

Awards:

Winner- Youth Jury Prize for Best Youth Film, BUFF - International Children and Young People's Film Festival, Malmö, Sweden

Nominee- Canadian Cinema Editors Award - Stephen Philipson.