45 RPM

91 mins | Family & Family Relationships | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
Nova ScotiaPG
New BrunswickPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesPG

Director: David Schultz

Writer(s): David Schultz

Star(s): Jordan Gavaris, Michael Madsen, Kim Coates, Justine Banszky, MacKenzie Porter


Small-town life is driving Parry Tender (Orphan Black‘s Gavaris) crazy. It’s the fall of 1960, and Parry spends his time being pursued for truancy by the town constable (Coates) and hanging out with his best friend, Luke (Banszky), a tomboy with some dark secrets in her past. When an American military man (Madsen) brings his family to town, his daughter Debbie (Porter) steals Parry’s heart, much to Luke’s jealous frustration.

This heartfelt and often funny coming-of-age drama takes a turn when a strange weather condition suddenly allows Parry to receive a radio broadcast from New York City, and he starts to believe that a contest the station is running might just be his ticket out of town.

45 RPM is interesting, funny, amusing and it relates to me.
— Grade 10 student, Emery CI, Toronto

    About the Director

    David Schultz

    Schultz has more than 20 years of filmmaking experience. He directed the feature film Jet Boy and his writing credits include adaptations of Joy Fielding’s best-selling novels Don’t Cry Now and The Other Woman, and Daniel Kalla’s Pandemic. In 2012, he wrote and directed the feature film Rufus.

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    Lesson Plans Available for this title:
    • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Music - 9, 10, 11, 12

    Screening Language Options:
    • English Language with French Dubbing

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