Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall

Nov 5, 2017

7:00 pm

Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)

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From a small town in Texas to big-time show business, comes an inspiring documentary of grit, perseverance and the redemptive power of art, as YouTube sensation Todrick Hall launches his most ambitious project yet: the full-scale original musical, Straight Outta Oz..

We watch him struggle to write songs about growing up gay and black in small-town Texas, his difficult relationship with his mom, and the harsh realities of trying to make it in show business. With limited time and budget the odds are against him, but Todrick’s passion and his team of talented performers overcome all obstacles to bring this story to the world.

Preceded by the short film:
WILD DANCES | Directed by Bina Bhattacharya | 14′ | 2017 | Australia

In 2004, Ruslana wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine. On the other side of the world, through an unbelievable chain of events, this fuses the lives of a shy, closeted, gay boy and a spirited Ukrainian-Australian teenage girl who just want to be their wild selves and dance…

Country: USA

Production year: 2017

Running time: 100

Director: Katherine Fairfax Wright