Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Hunky Dory

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 85 minutes

Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory

“Artists create; they don’t destroy everything they touch.” Or, so Sidney is told by his friend. But Sidney is an artist who wonders if destruction is the only true art. HUNKY DORY follows a week in the life of Sidney, a failed glam-rock star moonlighting as a drag queen, as he is left alone with his 11-year-old son (a splashing Edouard Holdener) after the boy’s mother takes off. Seemingly unfazed by the distance between himself and stardom, Sidney (co-writer Tomas Pais) slowly begins to grapple with the reality of being a failure in one area of his life while simultaneously appreciating the most important aspect. When the consequences of his hard-rocking lifestyle come to a head, Sid has nothing left to lose and the world to gain, if only he can detach himself from the identity he’s created. Heart-warming and fun while also tragically bittersweet, HUNKY DORY is an uplifting tale of a wannabe artist changing from his self-destructive nature to becoming the man responsible for the only true thing he’s ever created. –T.W.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Sidebar
10% Cinema

Competition
American Independents Competition

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Director
Michael Curtis Johnson

Michael Curtis Johnson fell in love with filmmaking while taking a film appreciation class at Eastern Michigan University. He graduated from the directing program at the American Film Institute and has been making films and helping raise his daughters since.

Filmography
HUNKY DORY (2016)

Producers
Bernie Stern, Michael Curtis Johnson, Tomas Pais

Screenwriting
Michael Curtis Johnson, Tomas Pais

Cinematography
Magela Crosignani

Editing
Max Goldblatt

Principal Cast
Tomas Pais, Edouard Holdener, Nora Rothman, Chad Borden, Peter Van Norden, Chad Hartigan

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