Director: Allan MoyleWriter(s): Tricia Fish
Star(s): Liane Balaban, Andrew McCarthy, Nicholas Campbell, Tara Spencer-Nairn
Moonie Potts (Balaban) is a 15-year-old misfit who will do anything to get out of dreary New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Lou Benzoa (Spencer-Nairn) is a tough girl from the Bronx who couldn’t be happier to be moving to the seaside hamlet.
Lou is as extroverted and impulsive as Moonie is shy and withdrawn, and soon their unlikely friendship starts turning the town upside down. Lou wins over the local girls by punishing their two-timing boyfriends, while Moonie plans a new life in New York City. The film was nominated for seven Genies.
I think it’s so important to get young Canadians excited about their national cinema
and this is the best way to do it.”
— Liane Balaban, actress
Director/screenwriter/actor Moyle wrote the seminal Canadian films Montreal Main and The Rubber Gun, and directed the latter. His film credits also include Times Square, Pump Up the Volume, Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story and, most recently, Weirdsville. He is currently working on the documentary How Sweet It Is.
- English - 9, 10, 11, 12
Screening Language Options:
- English Language with French Subtitles