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Portland front woman (Kleveland) and filmmaker Stephanie Smith's first documentary feature charts the fortunes of Portland bartender/rocker Tommy Harrington as he sets out on a solo, mid-career bid for stardom.
With only the vaguest itinerary, few hard bookings, and a just-revealed pregnant ex-girlfriend, Harrington sets out to live the life. As we follow him from town to town, sleeping in his truck and waiting on doorsteps in hope of a gig, we learn of his troubled upbringing and struggles with drugs.
While the shows lived up to the wacky hype imagined-with Tommy playing in cowboy bars, storage lockers, even a party for Mormon missionaries-a different story began to unfold that was becoming more Shakespeare than SPINAL TAP. It became a story about family, identity, and what happens when you really go for your dream.
Director Stephanie Smith will introduce the film, which runs 87 minutes.