Dark Horse Candidate

Winner of the 38th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival for Best Documentary Feature

Directed By:

Liss Platt

Project Website:

http://darkhorsecandidate-themovie.com/

The complexity of father-daughter relationships is explored in this quirky documentary about a queer filmmaker and her constitutionalist father. Using her father’s unofficial candidacy for President of the United States as a pretext for making a documentary about him, the filmmaker takes this opportunity to try to fill in the gaps of his life story as a way of making sense of, and coming to terms with, their tumultuous relationship. Humorous and heartfelt, the film unravels in unexpected ways, revealing legacies born of social class, mental illness, and parenting choices.