Weirdos

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Canada | 2016 | 89 minutes | Bruce McDonald

Narrated by the imaginary spirit of Andy Warhol, Bruce McDonald’s sparkling coming-of-age road journey is set in the summer of 1976, when best friends Kit and Alice leave their small town in Nova Scotia in search of Kit’s eccentric mother (Molly Parker).

"The young leads are charming and authentic, and the film reminds us all to embrace our own weirdness."The Seattle Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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It's the summer of 1976, and best friends Kit and Alice decide to leave the monotony of their small town in Nova Scotia in search of Kit's estranged, eccentric, and free-spirited mother. After preparing the age-old airtight alibi (they're sleeping over at each others' houses), the two teens take to hitchhiking through weaving hillsides and seemingly endless roads under the watchful eye of an imaginary guide who may or may not be Andy Warhol. When their arrival at Kit's mother's house goes awry, and a spontaneous sexual encounter raises some tricky questions, the relationship between the teens is put to the test. Filmed in gorgeous black and white and set to a carefree '70s rock soundtrack, this road movie weaves authentic scenes of self-discovery with sprinkles of magical realism in order to truly capture the imagination and restlessness of the teenage mind. In this love letter to adolescence, director Bruce McDonald (The Tracey Fragments, Pontypool) invites us to hang with the weirdos and embrace the awkwardness of first beers and first kisses, beach parties, run-ins with the law, and finding out who your true family is.

Director Biography

Canadian director Bruce McDonald—renowned as one of the greatest from that country—is credited with the cult classics Roadkill (1989) and Hard Core Logo (1996). Many of his films are highlighted for their exceptional soundtracks.

Sponsored by Canadian Studies Center UW, Consulate General of Canada, Québec Government Office in Los Angeles, Yuen Lui Photography Studio

  • Director: Bruce McDonald
  • Principal Cast: Molly Parker, Allan Hawco, Julia Sarah Stone, Dylan Authors
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
  • Producer: Marc Almon, Mike MacMillan
  • Screenplay: Daniel Maclvor
  • Cinematographers: Becky Parsons
  • Editors: Duff Smith
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Canadian Screen Awards 2017 (Best Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay)
  • Filmography: Hellions (2015); The Husband (2013); This Movie is Broken (2010); Trigger (2010); Pontypool (2008); The Tracey Fragments (2007); The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (2004); Picture Claire (2001); Hard Core Logo (1996); Dance Me Outside (1994); Highway 61 (1991)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: MUBI