PUBLIC SCHOOLED
Canadian Cinema

Public Schooled

Year 2017
Runtime 85 mins

A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.

A whimsical coming-of-age film masked as a teenaged romantic comedy, PUBLIC SCHOOLED is the story of 16-year-old Liam, a home-schooled, socially awkward genius whose whole universe revolves around his single mom, Claire. When early acceptance to Cambridge University collides with love at first sight, Liam deliberately bombs his final exams in order to finally go to "normal" school, desperately searching for the teenage experience and social interaction he desires.

This latest film from under the sponsorship of the Canadian Film Centre is the second feature from BC-based director Kyle Rideout (EADWEARD). Featuring remarkable performances from Judy Greer (ARCHER), comedian Russell Peters, and Grace Park (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), the film explores the growing phenomenon of home schooling in an age of "helicopter parents", while still maintaining a respect for and relatability of the story.

Countries

Canada
Attending Guests
Director Kyle Rideout will be at the September 22nd screening
Festivals
Toronto International Film Festival, Atlantic International Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival
Director
Kyle Rideout
Executive Producer
Justine Whyte
Producer
Josh Epstein, Adam Folk
Screenwriter
Kyle Rideout
Cinematographer
Stirling Bancroft
Editor
Yvann Thibaudeau
Production Design
Harry Brar
Music
Mathew Rogers
Cast
Judy Greer, Daniel Doheny, Siobhan Williams, Andrew McNee, Russell Peters, Grace Park