Molly Maxwell

Run Times:
91 min
Lola Tash, Charlie Carrick, Krista Bridges, Rob Stewart, Richard Clarkin, A.K. Shand, Brooke Palsson
Sara St. Onge
Sara St. Onge
Plot Summary

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, slightly 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 every awkward, beautiful step towards an impossible romance, Molly risks alienating everyone she loves.

Festivals and Awards

Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, January 2013
Cinequest, USA, February 2013
Int’l Children and Young People’s Film Festival (BUFF), Sweden, March 2013
*Winner – The Young People’s Film Award
Canadian Front: New Films at the MOMA, USA, March 2013
High Falls Film Festival, USA, April 2013
Possible Worlds Sydney Canadian Film Festival, Australia, August 2013
Movies by the River, Finland, August 2013
Seoul International Youth Film Festival, South Korea, August 2013
International Youth Film Festival GAFFA, Austria, October 2013
Schlingel Int’l Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, Germany, October 2013
Denver Film Festival, USA, November 2013