Saturday, March 10 at 3pm
Adventures in Public School
Canada | USA
Directed by Kyle Rideout
Rated 14A: coarse & sexual language; sexual content
Boasting a great ensemble cast — including Daniel Doheny, Siobhan Williams, Andrew McNee, Grace Park, Russell Peters and Judy Greer, in a tour-de-force performance, Kyle Rideout's Adventures in Public School is a disarmingly charming audience favourite. Educated by his fiercely enthusiastic mother, Claire (Greer), teenager Liam (Doheny) is the quintessential über-nerd, a wannabe physicist who is about to take his equivalency exam and head off to Cambridge. At the exam he spots Anastasia (Williams), an enigmatic beauty who lost a leg to cancer. Instantly smitten, he changes his answers, hoping to flunk and have to redo his final semester in public school. Then the crash course in high-school dynamics begins.
“ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL IS QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST CANADIAN ROMANTIC COMEDIES IN RECENT MEMORY.”
- Steve Gravestock, TIFF Senior Programmer
“AN ABSOLUTE RIOT”
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“REFRESHING, WITTY AND FULL OF GENUINE HEART"
- Cinema Axis
Won Best Comedy Feature Film at the Edmonton International Film Festival 2017
Nominated for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Nominated for Best BC Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2017