Fitting In

Saturday, March 2
The Screening Room
7:00 pm
Sunday, March 3
The Screening Room
4:00 pm

Queen’s alumnus Molly McGlynn secures her rep as one of the country’s boldest and sharpest new writer-directors with this sophomore feature that continually subverts teen-movie conventions. Maddie Ziegler stars as Lindy, a 16-year-old who’s just beginning to assert her identity as a young woman when she receives a devastating diagnosis. Lindy’s efforts to adjust to her new reality compound the complications she’s already facing as a teenager trying to survive the treacherous waters of high school. Drawing from her own experiences and benefiting from an exemplary ensemble cast – which includes Emily Hampshire of Schitt’s Creek as Lindy’s mom Rita – McGlynn delivers a frank, deeply felt and often very funny coming-of-age tale. The jury at the most recent Vancouver film festival certainly agreed, awarding the film its prize for Best Canadian Film.

Director: Molly McGlynn

Cast: Maddie Ziegler, Emily Hampshire, Djouliet Amara, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Ki Griffin

Language: English

Runtime: 104 minutes

Content advisory: sexual content, coarse language

Liane Cunje, producer

Liane Cunje is a Canadian producer, and film programmer. Coming from a Film Studies and TV development background in Montreal, Cunje completed an MA in Producing Film and TV in the UK before working for cult label Arrow Video. Cunje programmes for Aspen Shortsfest and TIFF’s Midnight Madness Presents… series. She also works in Production & Acquisitions for Vinegar Syndrome Pictures, producing independent films shot on motion picture film. Working under veteran producer Jennifer Weiss’ new company, Nice Picture, she Associate Produced Molly McGlynn’s Fitting In, which premiered at SXSW and TIFF 2023, and will release theatrically in 2024.

 

Jennifer Weiss, producer

Jennifer Weiss is a Toronto based film producer. Shortly after graduating from University of Toronto, with a degree in Political Science, Jennifer co-founded The Film Farm Inc. with partner Simone Urdl. Their mandate was to work with the best and brightest in Canadian cinema and build a reputation for identifying and nurturing new and established creative talent. Jennifer has worked with filmmakers such as Sarah Polley, Atom Egoyan, Brian DePalma, Darlene Naponse, and most recently, Molly McGlynn. Over 25 years, Jennifer’s various films have competed and premiered at top festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Venice and in their hometown TIFF.  Jennifer continues to produce with an artistic integrity bringing fresh stories to audiences around the world.

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