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My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes

Charlie Tyrell
Canada, 2018, 14 min.

In English.

MY DEAD DAD'S PORNO TAPES is as provocative an examination of life as it sounds. Prompted by his father's death, director Charlie Tyrell pursues a deeper understanding of his emotionally-distant father in this documentary short by starting with what he left behind: a rather kitsch collection of pornography on VHS videotapes. Narrated by director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) and told through a hybrid of stop-motion animation, home movies, and recorded phone calls, Tyrell presents an indiscriminate look into one's material possessions as a way of understanding the complex nature of family relationships and their challenges.

Category: Documentary, Festival Alum.
Themes: Family, Relationships, Addiction, World Cinema.

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