MOLLY MAXWELL Opens in Toronto April 19
CFC is pleased to announce that MOLLY MAXWELL, the latest feature film from CFC Features, will open in Toronto on April 19 at the Magic Lantern Theatres' Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street). MOLLY MAXWELL marks the feature directorial debut of Sara St. Onge (The Funeral, Turkey) and stars Lola Tash (“Connor Undercover”) and Charlie Carrick (“The Borgias”). Distribution is being handled in Canada and internationally by Entertainment One.
At Phoenix Progressive School, where everyone tries to outdo each other with creative self-expression, 16-year-old Molly Maxwell (Tash) would rather be invisible than risk revealing herself as completely ordinary. When her young, handsome, disillusioned English teacher (Carrick) 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 byStephen Philipson ('02). Starring are Lola Tash, CFC Actors Conservatory alumnus Charlie Carrick ('11), Krista Bridges, and Rob Stewart.
Since its world premiere earlier this year at festival screenings including: MoMa, TIFF Next Wave, and Palm Springs International Film Festival, the film has been hailed by audiences and critics alike, with Variety stating that director/writer St. Onge “shows a Judy Blume-like willingness to confront the realities of contemporary teenage sexuality, …blending unvarnished honesty with her propensity for cutesiness”. The film was also recently awarded the Youth Jury Prize for Best Youth Film at BUFF - International Children and Young People's Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden.
”We are so proud of the film that Sara has created, and cannot wait to share it with audiences,” said Justine Whyte, director of CFC Features and executive producer for MOLLY MAXWELL. “The festival response has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to continuing the film's success”.
MOLLY MAXWELL was shot in Toronto, with Inglenook Community High School serving as the main location. The film also features a killer soundtrack, with artists such as Foxygen, Hooded Fang, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Kitty Pryde, The Cave Singers, and Rich Aucoin.
Since 1992, CFC Features has produced 21 feature films including:Cube, Nurse.Fighter.Boy., The Dark Hours, Siblings, 19 Months, Khaled,The Uncles, Rude, and Blood & Donuts, as well as the upcoming CFC Features, Old Stock, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, and Cruel & Unusual.