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