Molly Maxwell for Gen Next

By Anna Piszczkiewicz

This Friday night, the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival kicks off at the Bell Lightbox and runs all weekend. Programmed for teens by teens, the fest – now in its second year – features films new and old (Pretty in Pink or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, anyone?), along with a slate of special guests and workshops for young filmmakers.

Sara St. Onge’s feature film debut Molly Maxwell is among the special presentations. The coming-of-age story stars Lola Tash as a 16-year old girl coming into her own and further complicating her youth via an impossible romance with her young English teacher, played by Charlie Carrick (TIFF Rising Star 2012).

While Molly Maxwell had its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this January, the film’s Canadian premiere takes place Saturday, Feb 16th at 7 pm. And we’re giving one lucky movie lover a chance to win a pair of tickets to the screening (see below for details).

We sat down with emerging filmmaker Sara St. Onge and producer Mark Van de Ven to chat about the Toronto-set tale, that butterflies-in-stomach, giddy, and crushing experience of first love we’ve all been privy to, and more.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Saturday, Feb 16th / 7 pm screening of Molly Maxwell at TIFF Bell Lightbox email us at with the answer to the following question:

What is the name of the actress playing the role of Molly Maxwell?

Deadline for entry is 3pm on Friday, Feb 15th.

Good luck!

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