April 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Champagne Reception: 6:00 PM
Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A: 6:30 PM
After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a glam rock dilettante in Hunky Dory, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time. His ‘cool dad’ facade quickly falls apart and his life goes into full tailspin as he struggles to let go of his rock-and-roll lifestyle.
“A certifiably oddball but legitimate take on the modern dysfunctional family.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Good, honest performances, especially from Pais and young Holdener, who make a credible, if unorthodox, father-son unit — even if in the real world, child protective services would likely be nipping at Sidney’s high heels. ” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Hunky Dory is an opulent, gender-bending and audacious feat.” – Slug Magazine
“Gritty, honest and real” – The Art of Monteque
“Director Michael Curtis Johnson truly captured the tone and feel of one of the most cinematic albums of all time, David Bowie’s Hunky Dory.” – Film Colossus
“(Hunky Dory) makes you analyze your way of thinking. This film causes the viewer to separate themselves from their own reality, and become engulfed in someone else’s.” – Off to the Films
“A tremendously enjoyable feature.” – Off to the Films
“Tomas Pais brings a thoughtful energy to Sidney, upbeat but with occasional flashes of quiet desperation and his trajectory feels measured, realistic and, as with all good stories, emotionally satisfying.” – Eye For Eye
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This screening is in part, brought to you by the generous sponsorship of Jean Carper. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit www.southarts.org.