The Kid Detective

Film Premiere*

Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 pm

Livestream Q+A with director Evan Morgan starts at 10:00 pm


Canada only; Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 pm until March 7 at 11:59 pm

closed captioned

Director: Evan Morgan

Featuring: Adam Brody; Sophie Nélisse; Sarah Sutherland; Wendy Crewson

Language: English

Runtime: 107 minutes

Rating: most audiences; strong language, some violence

*Films premiere at a set time and are followed by a livestream Q+A.  If you miss the premiere, you can still watch the movie (and a recording of the Q+A) anytime until the end of the festival!  Still a bit unclear? Check out our 2021 Glossary & FAQ for details.


Literature for young readers is full of brainiac sleuths who never fail to crack a case but what happens when these characters get too old to be quite so cute and clever? That’s the premise for this darkly hued comedy stars Adam Brody as a smalltown P.I. whose youthful success is long behind him. But when a teen played by Sophie Nelisse (MONSIEUR LAZHAR, KCFF12) enlists him to look into her boyfriend’s murder, the washed-up gumshoe finds his shot at redemption. Making his directorial debut after helping create such standouts as THE DIRTIES (KCFF14), writer-director Evan Morgan delivers a hugely entertaining mystery story whose wry humour boasts a harder edge.


Presented with support from


Kingston Frontenac Public Library