Canada, 2012, 91 Minute Running Time
Topics: Coming of Age, Romance, Woman Director
Program: World Cinema Now
Phoenix Progressive School is an alternative high school in Toronto where every student is treated like a “unique snowflake”. In a school of prodigies and individuals, Molly Maxwell can’t seem to find her place. Her radically liberal parents push her to be extraordinary and her teachers want her to choose a path. Forced to make a decision, Molly chooses to take photography as an elective with a young and attractive teacher, Ben Carter. Ben opens up her world, energizing her about school and life like never before but their complicated relationship puts both their futures in jeopardy.
Molly Maxwell is the directorial debut for Canadian director Sara St. Onge and the film simmers with a youthful vibe. Boasting a raucous soundtrack from such contemporary indie artists as Bon Iver and the Cave Singers, it makes for a fun, distinctive take on the usual coming-of-age story.
Director Sara St. Onge and actor Charlie Carrick expected to attend both screenings
DIRECTOR: Sara St. Onge
Producer: Aeschylus Poulos, John Nadalin, Mark van de Ven
Editor: Stephen Phillipson
Screenwriter: Sara St. Onge
Cinematographer: Catherine Lutes
Music: Paul Aucoin
Principal Cast: Lola Tash, Charlie Carrick, Krista Bridges, Rob Stewart
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: eOne Entertainment - http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com