'Weirdos' from Ontario–born Bruce McDonald ('Pontypool') is a stunning monochrome coming–of–age road movie that begins in small–town Nova Scotia, circa 1976.
On the weekend of America’s Bicentennial celebrations, 15–year–old Kit (Dylan Authors) and his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sarah Stone) embark upon a hitchhiking odyssey to far–flung Sydney to visit Kit’s wildly eccentric mother, Laura (Molly Parker), with his spirit animal Andy Warhol coming along for the ride. However, as the couple embarks upon their spontaneous adventure, Kit must confront aspects of himself and his own sexuality as adulthood rapidly looms over the two of them.
Following its debut at last year’s TIFF, 'Weirdos' garnered 6 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards, picking up both Best Supporting Actress (Molly Parker) and Best Original Screenplay for Daniel MacIvor’s endlessly inventive script.
Boasting luscious photography, heart–wrenching performances and a killer 1970s soundtrack, 'Weirdos' is one of the latest gems of New Canadian Cinema.