Torrey Pines

#Event: IFI presents a cine-concert featuring Clyde Petersen’s Torrey Pines, March 27th

IFI presents a cine-concert event on Monday, March 27th at 20.30 featuring the début film from award-winning filmmaker, musician and visual artist Clyde Petersen, Torrey Pines.

Torrey Pines is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, set in Southern California in the early 1990s, which touches on issues of mental health and gender identity. In the film, Petersen recounts a road trip across America with his schizophrenic mother when he was 12 years old. His mother left with Clyde without the knowledge of his father, who then reported the child kidnapped. Subtle and moving, it’s also laced with humour, best exemplified by a scene in which the two attend a Whitney Houston concert.

Torrey Pines is both a complete feature film, and a touring theatrical show. With a soundtrack produced by Chris Walla, the live theatrical version will have a score performed by Petersen’s musical collective Your Heart Breaks.
The event will also begin with a short set from Dublin band Pillow Queens.

Tickets for this cine-concert event are priced €10 and are now on sale from the IFI Box Office on (01) 6795744 and from