11/23/2017 17:30 – Caligari FilmBühne

Canada 2016 84 min English original version with German subtitles
by Bruce McDonald

Script: Daniel MacIvor, DoP: Becky Parsons, Editor: Duff Smith, Production: Holdfast Pictures, Lithium Studios, Shadow Shows, Producers: Marc Almon, Mike MacMillan, Bruce McDonald, Cast: Dylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone, Molly Parker, Allan Hawco, Cathy Jones

WEIRDOS tells the humorous story of two adolescent runaways, Kit and Alice back in the 70s. The film accompanies the two hitchhikers on a turbulent journey through the breathtaking landscape of the Canadian east coast, set to a superb 1970s soundtrack. While Kit wants to start a new life in his glamorous but unstable mother’s artist commune, Alice makes no bones about her longing for romance.

“WEIRDOS s is a coming of age tale in the most literal definitions of the term, but it adheres to the path it has chosen so well that it’s hard to find much to fault here.” (Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene)

Bruce McDonald, born in Kingston/Canada in 1959, is a director known for his irreverent, eclectic style and his love of music and pop culture. Already his feature debut from 1989, ROADKILL, was screened within exground filmfest – as well as his later works HIGHWAY 61 (1991) and THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS (2007). He currently lives with his wife and their daughter in Toronto/Canada, enjoys Italian food and loves the Miles Davis album “Bitches Brew”.

This year, WEIRDOS won two Canadian Screen Awards: for best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Molly Parker) and for best original screenplay (Daniel MacIvor).

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11/23/2017 17:30 – Caligari FilmBühne

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