- 27 Mar 17
Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990s.
Animator and musician Clyde Petersen’s debut film is an autobiographical stop-motion animation which touches on issues of mental health and gender identity. It recounts the time when 12-year-old Clyde, uncomfortable in the body in which he was born, was brought on a road trip across America by his schizophrenic mother, who had done so without the knowledge of Clyde’s father, who then reported the child kidnapped. Subtle and moving, it’s also laced with humour, best exemplified by a scene in which the two attend a Whitney Houston concert.
Torrey Pines will be screened tonight, March 27 t 8.30pm at the Irish Film Institute.
The event will begin with a short set from Dublin band Pillow Queens. Live accompaniment to the film will be provided by members of Your Heart Breaks, Clyde Petersen’s musical collective. Tickets €10.
Watch the trailer here and see for more details: