A 1970’s coming of age story uniquely filmed in black and white
WEIRDOS, directed by critically acclaimed Bruce McDonald is making its Canadian theatrical debut in select cities across Canada on March 17th. The film stars Canadian actor, Dylan Authors (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium), Young Artist Award winner, Julia Sarah Stone, Emmy nominee, Molly Parker, and actor and producer Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), in a romantic drama set in 1976 Nova Scotia.
Synopsis: Fifteen year-old Kit (Dylan Authors), is dreaming of a more glamorous life in the big city, away from the small town where he lives with his father (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.
The film is nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Molly Parker for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Daniel MacIvor for Original Screenplay, Duff Smith for Achievement in Editing, Bethana Briffett for Achievement in Costume Design, and Matt Likely for Achievement in Art Direction.
The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and has since been featured at the Atlantic Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival, Victoria Film Festival, and most recently the Berlin Film Festival.
WEIRDOS will be opening theatrically in the following cities:
Friday, March 17, 2017
Toronto, ON: TIFF Bell Lightbox
Vancouver, BC: Pacific Cinematheque
Halifax, NS: Cineplex Park Lane
Calgary, AB: Globe Cinema
Cobourg, ON: The Loft
Charlottetown, PE: City Cienema
Friday, March 24, 2017
Ottawa, ON: Bytowne
Victoria, BC: The Vic
Waterloo, ON: Princess Cinema
WEIRDOS will be opening theatrically in the following Canadian cities and Film Festivals:
Owen Sound Film Festival (Owen Sound, ON): February 24 - 26, 2017
Kingston Canadian Film Festival (Kingston, ON): March 2 - 5, 2017
Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines, ON): March 3 - 13, 2017
CNC Theatre (Prince George, BC): March 3 - 5, 2017
Showcase Cinema (Rocky Mountain House, AB): March 8, 2017
Chilliwack Arts Council Film Fest (Chilliwack, BC): March 8, 2017
Trail Arts Council’s Sunday Cinema (Trail, BC): March 12, 2017
City Cinema, (Charlottetown, PEI): March 17 - 19 + 24 - 26, 2017
Sylvan Lake Film Society (Sylvan Lake, AB): March 27, 2017
Brock University Film Series (Catharines, ON): March 29, 2017
Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK): March 30 - April 5, 2017
Vernon Film Society (Vernon, BC): April 17, 2017
RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK): April 21 - 23, 2017
Northwest Film Fest (Thunder Bay, ON): April 23, 2017
Collingwood Cinema Club (Collingwood, ON): April 29 - 30, 2017
King's Theatre Film Society (Annapolis Royal, NS): May 9, 2017
Quinte Film Alternative (Belleville, Ontario): June 7, 2017
Independent Canadian publisher Joe Books Ltd. will release the companion novel WEIRDOS in conjunction with the release of the film. The adaptation has been penned by celebrated author, Kat Kruger (author of The Magdeburg Trilogy). The book will be on sale beginning on March 23rd. It is also available for pre-order now on Amazon.
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