Matt Smukler’s feature WILDFLOWER Selected to Premiere at TIFF

September 2nd, 2022

The Contemporary World Cinema Program scheduled the official world premiere for September 11th, 2022

Rakish director Matt Smukler’s narrative feature debut Wildflower is a funny, compassionate coming-of-age story about a young woman caring for her intellectually disabled parents while seeking an independent life. Veterans Jean Smart and Jacki Weaver co-star alongside Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka.

Smukler’s comedic feature is a big-hearted celebration of family in all its variety. Starring Kiernan Shipka as a young woman attempting to balance ordinary teenage struggles with extraordinary domestic obstacles, Wildflower is about growing up too fast and slowing down just enough to recognize one’s blessings.

Inspired by a true story, Wildflower boasts a top-notch ensemble cast — which also includes Charlie Plummer, Brad Garrett, Dash Mihok, Alexandra Daddario and Reid Scott. The film spills over with humor, compassion, curiosity, and boisterous, unpredictable life. 

Scheduled TIFF showtimes at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto:

Sept 11 12:40pm PDT – Press & Industry screening

Sep 12: 1:00pm PDT 

Sep 14: 10:00am PDT 

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