Based on a true story, Torrey Pines is a queer punk coming-of-age tale that takes place in Southern California in the early 1990's. 12-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country jaunt by his schizophrenic single mother (who is fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy), and on the adventure Petersen's life story unfolds in a series of baffling events, both real and imagined.
"When I saw Torrey Pines in Seattle at the packed Egyptian theater, the experience was one of the most special and memorable Ive had in a movie house. I left the show giddy and overjoyed at being reminded of how truly magical, pure and touching cinema can be. The soundtrack was performed live by an eclectic band of musicians and foley artists. Petersen is taking the film and a smaller version of a band on the road, so you will have an opportunity to view this gem the way it was meant to be seen larger than life and accompanied by a live score!" Wes Hurley, Huffington Post
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