In Case You Missed it: HUNKY DORY with Lead Actor Tomas Pais
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 6pm
“In Case You Missed It…” HUNKY DORY
Lead Actor, Tomas Pais in Attendance!
HUNKY DORY (d. Michael Curtis Johnson, 2016, 1h28min, USA) played to an enthusiastic crowd at last year’s BendFilm Festival and is back for an encore with lead actor, Tomas Pais, returning for a post-film discussion. Co-written by the director and Pais, the movie is a dazzling example of independent filmmaking: passion and talent on a shoestring and shot in ten days. Pais plays Sidney, a dive bar drag queen who, all of a sudden, is forced to juggle that life with caring for his 11 yr-old son. Not an easy trick - in life or on film - but Pais pulls it off with quiet desperation and humor.
Magela Crosignani’s cinematography is exquisite, defying the film’s tight budget. Slug Magazine film critic Kathy Rong Zhou sums it up perfectly: “…HUNKY DORY is as visually enthralling as are its energetic storyline and suggestive dialogue, which veers from funny to morbid to tender. Through each refreshing character, the film deftly navigates and evokes the many, many definitive forces that drive us: the carnal and sensuous, the transitory and the conclusive, the hopes-turned-delusions of grandeur, the enduring relationships that we sometimes take for granted but that always catch us when we fall.”