Dark Horse Candidate


Best Documentary Feature, 38th Big Muddy Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, Cinema Systers Film Festival
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature, Hamilton Film Festival

by Liss Platt
(2015), 79 minutes, HD video & Super-8

The complexity of father-daughter relationships is explored in this quirky documentary about a queer filmmaker and her constitutionalist father. Using her father’s unofficial candidacy for President of the United States as a pretext for making a documentary about him, the filmmaker takes this opportunity to try to fill in the gaps of his life story as a way of making sense of, and coming to terms with, their tumultuous relationship. Humorous and heartfelt, the film unravels in unexpected ways, revealing legacies born of social class, mental illness, and parenting choices.

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