Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines

BFI Flare
Cucalorus Film Festival
Framline Film Festival

Based on a true story, Torrey Pines is an inventive, wonderfully imaginative coming-of-age tale taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. The animated film focusses on the filmmaker Clyde Petersen's childhood over the course of one particularly impactful event in his life - at the age of 12 Petersen is kidnapped by his mother, who suffered from schizophrenia, and is taken on a cross-country adventure that altered their lives forever. Petersen has taken what could be perceived as a sad, tragic event and crafted a humorous, touching and poignant film that brilliantly explores his family, trans identity, love of music, Americana and the pop culture of the period.

USA - 2016 - 59m
Directed By: Clyde Petersen
Written By: Clyde Petersen
Starring: Kimya Dawson

Torrey Pines
  • Torrey Pines Trailer

    Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. 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 ...

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  • Torrey Pines

    BFI Flare
    Cucalorus Film Festival
    Framline Film Festival

    Based on a true story, Torrey Pines is an inventive, wonderfully imaginative coming-of-age tale taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. The animated film focusses on the filmmaker Clyde Petersen's childhood over the course...