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You Don’t Need To Like Math To Love This Movie (Nov. 2015)

November 8, 2015

A Brilliant Young Mind screens November 24, 2015 in Fenelon Falls


BrilliantYoungMindAs the weather continues to cool outside (against many of our collective wishes) there’s a movie screening in Fenelon Falls on November 24, 2015 that will surely warm your heart. A Brilliant Young Mind follows teenage math prodigy Nathan Ellis as he heads to Taiwan with his fellow British squad-mates to prepare for the upcoming International Mathematics Olympiad. Not your average kids, not your average love story; but as socially awkward as Nathan is, love still resonates with him when he meets a girl on a rival team. Asa Butterfield (Hugo, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) stars as the brilliant young mind himself with Sally Hawkins as his mother and Rafe Spall (Life of Pi) as the influential teacher who at times ends up learning a lesson or two from his student. Director Morgan Matthews’ previous experience could not have been better suited for this endeavour – in 2007 he directed a documentary entitled “Beautiful Young Minds” about a group of students preparing for the IMO. A Brilliant Young Mind will show at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School and marks the last movie screening of the year for Films by the Falls (back in January, 2016).

About the movie: This heart-warming and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher… and the unfathomable experience of first love – even when you don’t understand what love is. (C) Pinnacle Films. This film is rated PG. For more information visit

Tickets for ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ are $10 and will be available at the door on November 24, 2015 or in advance starting November 10th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December).

FBTF Poster 2015-11 A Brilliant Young Mind

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF’s Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Founded in 1989, Film Circuit ( is TIFF’s (Toronto International Film Festival) successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

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