Torrey Pines + live score by Your Heart Breaks

torrey pines at the cube cinema

Another Cube sold out event and no surprise about that, with an hour-long animation set to a live score, this was not one to miss.

Our Facebook event page described the animation as a “queer-punk stop-motion coming-of-age tale based on director Clyde Peterson’s youth, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990s. 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, twelve-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.”

The film was accompanied by a live score performed by Seattle-based lo-fi collective Your Heart Breaks, who also performed the incidental music in the film. This created a pleasant confusion in the mind over whether the band was playing or not throughout the movie.

The audience laughed out loud as the tale unfolded and the band received enthusiastic applause at the end. Oddball merchandise was offered by Clyde in the bar afterwards, before the band headed off to the next leg in their UK tour.

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