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NEW WATERFORD GIRL
Cast: Liane Balaban, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Andrew McCarthy, Mary Walsh, Nicholas Campbell, Cathy Moriarty, Sue Dalton, Darren Keay, Cassie MacDonald, Krista MacDonald, Mark McKinney, Patricia Zentilli
Director: Allan Moyle
USA: 90 mins
USA Release Date: 26 July 2000 (Limited Release - New York)
Set in the 70's NEW WATERFORD GIRL is about a 15 year old teenager, Mooney Pottie (Liane Balaban), who lives in the windswept town of New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada, amongst a strong Catholic community. She finds it difficult to conform to the way of life there, and makes friends with her new neighbour, a tough girl boxer from the Bronx called Lou (Tara Spencer-Nairn). Mooney dreams of escaping to the city where her intelligence and ambition won't isolate her. Her teacher, Cecil Sweeney (Andrew McCarthy), suceeds in getting her a scholarship at a New York school but her parents, Francis (Nicholas Campbell) and Cookie (Mary Walsh) won't let her go so she devises a plan to out manoeuvre them.