Saturday, June 23, 2007

Smalltown Boy

Documentary about David, a flamboyant 15-year-old boy who decides he wants to be the Carnival Queen in his small English village. He succeeds, but meets resistance from some of the more traditional villagers. Although for David being in the closet just isn't possible, it's still astonishing to see his determination to stand openly and proudly. Recommended.

Smalltown Boy, dir. Moby Longinotto, 2007 UK, 13 min.

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screened as part of the "Worldly Affairs" shorts program

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