Berlinale: Programme


Film file

Generation 14plus

Weirdos

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‘I am a weirdo.’ · ‘Honey, she is a weirdo, too. We are all weirdos. That’s what makes us beautiful.’

In laconic black-and-white images, Bruce McDonald tells the humorous story of two adolescent runaways, Kit and Alice. On the eve of the 1976 United States Bicentennial, the film accompanies the two hitchhikers on a turbulent journey through the breathtaking landscape of the Canadian east coast, set to a quintessentially 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. Yet in the glow of the crackling campfire of a beach party, they both reach new insights that put their relationship to the test. Likewise, the day following their joyous reunion sees Kit and his mother facing up to some uncomfortable truths.

by
Bruce McDonald

Canada 2016

English

84 min · Black/White

With

Dylan Authors (Kit)
Julia Sarah Stone (Alice)
Molly Parker (Laura)
Allan Hawco (Dave)

Crew

Director
Bruce McDonald
Screenplay
Daniel MacIvor
Director of Photography
Becky Parsons
Editor
Duff Smith
Music
Asif Illyas
Sound Design
Eric Leclerc
Sound
Andrew Rillie
Production Design
Matt Likely
Costumes
Bethana Briffett
Make-up
Lindsay Thorne
Casting
Gil Anderson
Assistant Director
Keith White
Production Manager
Marc Tetreault
Producers
Marc Almon, Mike MacMillan, Bruce McDonald
Executive Producer
Marc Savoie

Biography

Bruce McDonald

Born in Kingston, Canada in 1959, he is a director known for his irreverent, eclectic style and his love of music and pop culture. His work first appeared at the Berlinale in 1990 with his debut feature film Roadkill. His later films The Love Crimes Of Gillian Guess and The Tracey Fragments both screened in the Panorama section. He currently lives with his wife and their daughter in Toronto, enjoys Italian food and loves the Miles Davis album 'Bitches Brew'.

Filmography (selection)

1989 Roadkill 1991 Highway 61 2004 The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (Die Liebesverbrechen der Gillian Guess) 2007 The Tracey Fragments 2008 Pontypool 2010 This Movie is Broken 2013 The Husband 2016 Weirdos

Produced by

Holdfast Pictures Inc.
Halifax, Canada

Lithium Studios Productions Inc.
Toronto, Canada

Shadow Shows Inc.
Toronto, Canada

World sales

Double Dutch International
Aurora, Canada
+1 416 9533212

www.doubledutchinternational.com