Weirdos shows at the Victoria Film Festival Feb.3 and 4.

VFF Review: Weirdos

Monday Magazine reviews this years must-see VFF films

Andrea Peek

I want Andy Warhol to be my spirit animal.Meet the weirdos: Kit and Alice. Weirdos in a sense that we’re all weirdos, especially in thoseawkward teen years of not quite fitting in. And sometimes the only person to turn to for advice is an imagined Andy Warhol (famous pop art artist from the 70s, think psychedelic parties andpaintings of Campbell’s soup cans) and his weirdo point of view. Spoiler alert: Warhol likesCanada (not really a spoiler).

Like any road trip movie, this young couple are destined for some self-discovery.Kit and Alice head off hitch-hiking from Antigonish to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Kit, intends to find his mother and live with her. But intentions are not always what they seem. Of note in the supporting characters, the mom, played by Molly Parker (House of Cards), is aforce of nature as she plays the highs and lows of a manic-depressive.

The director, Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo, Highway 61, Roadkill, The Tracy Fragments) and writer Daniel MacIvor (writer of Marion Bridge and Wilby Wonderful) take us on a character drivenjourney, through the winding landscape of northern Nova Scotia asking deep questionswe are consumed with at a younger age.Bruce McDonald is the Canadian road-tripping (double entendre intended) auteur of our timeand Weirdos is his best buddy movie yet. It’s a simpler time, in a simpler place, when things get complicated you could always go for a plate of fries.

You can watch Weirdos, with other weirdos at:

Silvercity Feb. 3rd at 9pm

Silvercity Feb. 4th at 1pm.

 

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