8 Dec 2017

LIAF 2017: Torrey Pines [FEATURE FILM]

8 Dec 2017
9:15 PM

Torrey Pines Still2_Credit Clyde Petersen

DOORS 9:15PM TICKETS £7 / £5 CONCS (CLICK HERE)

The London International Animation Festival returns to the Horse Hospital over 3 nights with 6 eclectic and inspiring screenings and talks with some of the most creative minds working in animation today.

Independent animation is very much alive and kicking and continues to thrive and develop with a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techniques and genres. From hand drawn, paint on glass, collage and sculpture, to cut-outs, puppets, abstract and sand/salt – LIAF 2017 showcases all of this.

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Torrey Pines [FEATURE FILM]

Directed by Clyde Petersen (USA | 2016 | 60 minutes)

Torrey Pines is an award-winning feature film based on a true story by transgender stop-motion animator Clyde Petersen. The film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990’s.

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. He travels the world with his punk band Your Heart Breaks and hosts the Internet film series Boating with Clyde in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. His work has been featured around the world. Clyde likes punk rock and two-stepping to live country music. He is a night owl and does not wish to ever wake before noon, or before the mail arrives.

Synopsis:

Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, 12-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

Join Petersen as he takes you back to a time when MTV shaped teenage minds and a generation of nerds strengthening their thumbs on a Nintendo controller. Put on your swim trunks, grab your boogie board and come enjoy the view at Torrey Pines.