Michael Curtis Johnson graduated from the directing program at the AFI Conservatory where he received a Tom Yoda scholarship and the Bridges/Larson Directing Award for his thesis film Flotsam. His first feature, Hunky Dory, was selected for IFP’s 2015 Narrative Film Lab and won a special jury award at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award at the Atlanta Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival. His second feature, Savage Youth, was selected for the Venice Film Festival’s 2015/16 Biennale College Cinema.
After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time. His ‘cool dad’ facade quickly falls apart and his life goes into full tailspin as he struggles to let go of his rock-and-roll lifestyle.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017: Opening Nights Performing Arts/Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 7:30 PM ET (with Michael Curtis Johnson)
Thursday, April 20, 2017: Broward College Foundation, Davie, FL, 7:30 PM ET (with Michael Curtis Johnson)
Friday, April 21, 2017: Miami-Dade Co. Dept. of Cultural Affairs/South Miami-Dade Cultural Center, Cutler Bay, FL, 8:30 PM ET (with Michael Curtis Johnson)
Monday, April 24, 2017: Tropic Cinema/Key West Film Society, Key West, FL, 6:30 PM ET (Rescheduled event below).
Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 7:00 PM ET (with Michael Curtis Johnson)
Thursday, April 27, 2017: North Central Louisiana Arts Council, Ruston, LA, 7:00 PM CT (with lead actor Tomas Pais)
Friday, April 28, 2017: Arts Council of Central Louisiana, Alexandria, LA, 7:00 PM CT (with lead actor Tomas Pais)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017: The Tropic Theatre, Key West, FL, (with Michael Curtis Johnson)