CANADA – 2016 - BLACK AND WHITE - 84 MINUTES
A FILM BY BRUCE MCDONALD
WRITTEN BY DANIEL MACIVOR
Starring: Dylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone, Molly Parker, Allan Hawco

It’s the summer of 1976 and 15 year-old Kit (Dylan Authors), bored and restless, is dreaming of a more glamorous life in the big city, away from the small town where he lives with his Dad (Allan Hawco) and grandmother (Cathy Jones). Enlisting the help of his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sara Stone), they hitchhike towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura (Molly Parker).  As Kit and Alice reach their final destination their relationship is tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.

 

 

"Wild about Weirdos... Weirdos is anything but weird, but it sure is fun to watch"
- By George: GEORGE ANTHONY’S SHOWBUZZ

Bruce McDonald likes to shoot his movies in black and white. Apparently that makes him a weirdo. (Interview with Bruce McDonald)
Winnipeg Free Press

"It's about the weekend when you're 15 and something happens that changes everything. It's the weekend we all had when the world shifted." (Interview with writer Daniel MacIvor)
- Local Xpress

NNN "it’s ultimately Stone who walks away with the picture. Adding an impatient clarity to the old-soul watchfulness she displayed in Wet Bum, she slowly becomes Weirdos’ moral centre. And it’s something to see."
- NOW Magazine

"The film is one of McDonald’s most unabashedly Canadian films yet as the eclectic aura of the Maritime landscape evokes a nation of weirdos. The film owns Canada’s offbeat strangeness that ranges from sea to shining sea."
- Cinemablogger

Feature interview with Allan Hawco and Julia Sarah Stone
- CTV

"a rare treat of specificity on the big screen."
- Cabon Arc

Canadian rock gems dominate Bruce McDonald’s ‘Weirdos’
- Toronto Sun

An interview with Julia Sarah Stone
- Indie-Outlook

An interview with Julia Sarah Stone
- RogerEbert.com

"the quintessential Nova Scotian film this year"
- Chronicle Herald

"'Weirdos' brings the 70s back to Nova Scotia" (Interview)
- Chronicle Herald

Video Interview
- CTV News

"An understatement: Bruce McDonald likes making road movies."
- TFCA Toronto Film Critics Association

Bruce MacDonald audio interview on the Eyeopener Podcast
- CBC

Video interview with Bruce McDonald, director of Weirdos
- Vancouver Sun

Vancouver teen actor Julia Sarah Stone rocks Weirdos
- Vancouver Sun

"quintessentially universal yet wholly Canadian"
- RickChung.com

"Joe Books opted for an alternate take on the standard movie novelization for its upcoming adaption of director Bruce McDonald latest film. The independent Toronto publisher hired Kat Kruger, the Vancouver-based YA author, to pen a companion to Weirdos, a black-and-white coming-of-age film rich with Canadian influence."
- Quill and Quire