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Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 95 minutes
Gypsy Vale, 25, is a foul-mouthed, corset-wearing Foto Hut attendant who worships Stevie Nicks. Her best friend Clive Webb is a recently out high school senior with a Cure obsession and a fear of sex. Together they’re bored Ohio goths with dreams of bigger things. When the pair learns of the “Night of 1,000 Stevies,” a Nicks-inspired performance contest at a nightclub in New York City, they know this is Gypsy’s chance to show off her rockstar potential. With a suitcase of capes and something to prove, Gypsy and Clive hit the road. From an Amish heartthrob gone rogue to a washed up lounge singer (a sultry cameo from the late, great Karen Black), Gypsy’s path to being the next Stevie Nicks is full of fellow misfits. Like EDGE OF SEVENTEEN and SWAN SONG—the films that bookend director Todd Stephens’s Ohio Trilogy—GYPSY 83 wears its heart on its (bell) sleeve. But this time, the journey takes us out of state, going on a road trip full of suburban angst, young lust, lots of heavy eyeliner, and lessons in unabashedly being yourself. — D.O.
*This film is part of a double-feature, showing on the CIFF45 Streams virtual cinema platform with EDGE OF SEVENTEEN. To view both films, you only need to purchase a ticket to GYPSY 83 and both films will be available through your CIFF45 Streams access.
CIFF45 Streams On Demand
Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
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