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My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes

Charlie Tyrell
Canada, 2018, 14 min.

In English.

AIFF Award Winner:
Best Documentary Short

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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