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