5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018
November 19: 6:30PM

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Documentary / Female Filmmaker / LGTBQ / Musical

English
100 minutes

credits

Director
Katherine Fairfax Wright

Producers
Brian Robbins
Matt Kaplan
Todrick Hall

Editing
Katherine Fairfax Wright

Cinematographer
Katherine Fairfax Wright

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Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall

United States, 2017
Nov. 19 6:30 PM
None

description

YouTube celebrity, singer, dancer, Broadway actor and “Drag Race” judge TODRICK HALL is launching his most ambitious project yet: the full-scale original musical, Straight Outta Oz. In this inspiring documentary of grit, perseverance and the redemptive power of art, we watch Hall struggle to write songs about growing up gay and black in small-town Texas, his difficult relationship with his mom, and the harsh realities of trying to make it in show business. With limited time and budget, the odds are against him, but Todrick's passion and his team of talented performers will overcome all obstacles to bring this story to the world.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW 2017
Seattle International Film Festival 2017

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Katherine Fairfax Wright is the director, editor and cinematographer of BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL and CALL ME KUCHU, the story of the last year in the life of the first openly gay man in Uganda. Katherine produced IMPERIAL DREAMS, starring John Boyega. She was raised in LA and studied Film and Anthropology at Columbia University.