Director/screenwriter Dave Schultz and cast members Rory Saper and Maddie Phillips in attendance at both screenings!
Fact and fiction collide when troubled teenager Jessie Wilson arrives at the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Veronica Guest, the long-forgotten literary darling of 1948. In desperate need of extra high school credits Jessie agrees to tutor young Tommy Faber, but when the timid 14-year-old insists he hasn’t left Veronica’s mansion in more than half a century, Jessie knows that something’s amiss.
Tommy is convinced he’s a work of fiction, a make-believe boy magically conjured from the pages of a short story that first appeared in 1952. Jessie is keen to understand Tommy’s reclusive nature and meet his mysterious uncle – the elusive dime novel detective, Jasper Diamond. As the mansion’s dusty secrets come to light, Jessie is convinced she can make Tommy a real boy.
A story about the magic of friendship from Calgary filmmaker Dave Schultz.
PARENT PREVIEWS' REVIEW
Parent’s Guide: Painful emotions are contrasted with a fanciful storyline in a film designed for teen audiences about dealing with the tragedy of suicide. Some details of the death are briefly mentioned and a few dark moments of obsessive behavior are depicted.
Content Information for CONSIDERING LOVE AND OTHER MAGIC
Sexual Content: A-
Alcohol / Drug Use: A-
Description of the grades
About Parent Previews
This year, CIFF is working with the film review site Parent Previews to review a select number of movies from a family perspective. The main goal of these reviews is to give parents an idea of what they will encounter when they take their kids to the movies. Armed with information about a film's content, parents can then choose movies that are most suitable for their child's interests and sensitivities, as well as one that is in keeping with their family's standards.