Run Time: 83 min Release Date: Nov 22, 2011 Year Produced: 2010 Rating: Not Rated Language: English/Closed Captions Directed by: Bruce McDonald Starring: Don McKellar, Tracy Wright, Molly Parker
This film appeals to: Lesbian audiences

Available in USA only.

“The best example of female friendship I’ve ever seen on the big screen.” – Moviefone

Two women rockers (Molly Parker, Deadwood; Tracy Wright, Blindness), whose friendship fell apart along with their band, reunite ten years later for a benefit concert. After their long estrangement, they come together for dinner, the concert, and the after-party, with the hope of recapturing their once-magical connection.

This heartbreakingly genuine rock-and-roll drama (Tracy Wright’s final film performance before her tragic death from cancer in 2010) earned double Best Actress nominations for Wright and Parker at Canada’s 2011 Genie Awards.

Awards & Press Quotes


Trigger’s success comes overwhelmingly from the chemistry between Parker and Wright — the latter of whom deserves every ovation her performance is bound to receive.” –

“The best example of female friendship I’ve ever seen on the big screen.” – Moviefone

Bruce McDonald knows how to bottle the lightning of rock ‘n’ roll!” – MetroNews.CA

Tracy Wright performs heroically. . . ” – Variety

Trigger develops enormous power from the solemnity of these performances . . . and the readily evident chemistry of the two leads.” – IndieWire

Molly Parker and the late Tracy Wright are brilliant in Bruce McDonald’s sublime two-hander…” – Maclean’s

Trigger earns its stars because of the way these characters talk to each other, what they discuss and the brilliant, heartbreakingly real way they’re written, acted and directed.” – Chart Attack

“It looks great, the edit is tight, there’s no doubt that it’s a rare breed of director that could take these circumstances and turn out a film of this caliber.” – Twitch Film

Trigger is a showstopper with a poignant performance from the late Tracy Wright.” – CBC Arts

“Instantly believable . . . Wright just owns every second of this movie.” – Movie Feast

“It’s an absolute treat that we are privy to the sensation of performances by Molly Parker and Tracy Wright.” – MovieMoxie

“A particularly rewarding showcase for Wright . . . it’s a true rebel spirit that electrifies her conversations with Parker, who is as fun and flirty as she’s ever been here.” – IFC News

“Excellent slice-of-life drama” – Jam!