NEW LONDON — The queer punk coming-of-age tale, “Torrey Pines,” a stop-motion animated bio-pic – with a live musical score – that chronicles the young life of director Clyde Petersen in southern California in the early 1990s, will be shown Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall on the Connecticut College campus.
Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, 12-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.
Petersen, a Seattle based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation and “fabulous spectacle,” is a member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. He travels the world with his punk band Your Heart Breaks and hosts a TV show in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. Boating with Clyde features artists from around the world, performing on the waterways of Seattle and can be see
“Torrey Pines” is both a complete feature film, and a touring theatrical show. The film has a soundtrack produced by Chris Walla, while the live theatrical version has a score performed by the band Your Heart Breaks and special guests, including Kimya Dawson, Lori Goldston, The Beaconettes (an amazing choir from Seattle,) Corey J. Brewer, Chris Looney and Art Petersen.
Clyde Petersen travels the world with his punk band and hosts the Internet film series “Boating with Clyde,” in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. His work has been featured around the world in museums, galleries and DIY venues.
“Torrey Pines” is accompanied by a live musical score performed by Petersen’s band Your Heart Breaks.
Tickets are $18; $16 for seniors: $16 and $9 for students.