MOLLY MAXWELL, the 19th feature film developed and produced through CFC Features, is making its mark on audiences globally, with screenings taking place in Canada, the U.S. and overseas.
The film's Canadian premiere is at the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, a new annual festival exclusively for youth aged 14-18, on Saturday, February 16 at 7:00pm. Director/writer Sara St. Onge and select cast will be in attendance for the red carpet and a Q&A following the screening.
The film will continue its exciting festival run with an invitation to screen as part of the Canadian Front 2013 program at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York in mid-March. Sara St.Onge and cast will be in attendance at MoMA on Wednesday, March 13 to kick off the opening night of Canadian Front 2013. The film will also screen on Saturday, March 16.
The film has also been invited to screen at Cinequest Film Festival, renowned for the discovery of new and emerging film artists, on March 5, 7 and 9th in San Jose, California. Lead actor and CFC Actors Conservatoryalumnus Charlie Carrick (‘11), was described by Variety as delivering a “smoldering performance” as Ben, Molly's English teacher. Carrick will be in attendance as a festival guest.
At Phoenix Progressive School, where everyone tries to outdo each other with creative self-expression, 16-year-old Molly Maxwell would rather be invisible than risk revealing herself as completely ordinary. When her young, handsome, disillusioned English teacher 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.
Executive Produced by the CFC's Justine Whyte, MOLLY MAXWELL is written and directed by Sara St. Onge, produced by Aeschylus Poulos, John Nadalin, and Mark Van de Ven, and edited by Stephen Philipson ('02). Starring are Lola Tash, CFC Actors Conservatoryalumnus Charlie Carrick ('11), Krista Bridges and Rob Stewart.
Distribution of MOLLY MAXWELL is being handled in Canada and internationally by Entertainment One.