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After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention... See full summary »

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Emerson
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Rog
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Kaya
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Don
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Ms. McPherson
Drew O'Hara ...
Todd
Ryan Hartigan ...
Jeff
Geordie Brown ...
Buddy
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Denny
Jackie Torrens ...
Claire
Lisa Lelliott ...
Massage Guest
Leah Fassett ...
Laura
Samantha Spencer ...
Debra
Rebecca Regan ...
Teri
Marguerite McNeil ...
Don's Mother
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After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention of his English teacher. The teacher-student relationship leads to problems for everyone involved. Written by Anonymous

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Budget:

CAD 750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,949 (USA) (6 April 2007)

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$11,445 (USA) (11 May 2007)
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The film was written in two weeks then filmed in 15 days. See more »

Quotes

Don Grant: And what do you do?
Rog: I turn shit into gold.
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Featured in Whole New Thing: Deleted Scenes (2007) See more »

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Builds the Bone
Words and Music by Joel Gibb
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Seen at VIFVF
31 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Very enjoyable film. The chemistry cultivated between the lead actor and his teacher and parents is impressive. The film opts for cleverness over cuteness; which sets it apart from most of the rest of the films I've seen in the "coming of age" genre. Challenging subject matter and a fresh approach to sexuality and growing up. Easily one the most entertaining Canadian films I've seen. It's a shame that it only played for one night at the film festival, I would have gathered as many friends as I could find to watch it a second time. I will keep an eye out for the DVD.

Thank you to Amnon Buchbinder for coming to the Q & A as well.


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