This screening will be introduced by Jason Wood, Artistic Director: Film at HOME.
A co-production that begins in New York before meandering cross country and concluding in Canada, Candy Mountain tracks the personal odyssey of ambitious but untalented New York musician Julius (Kevin J O’Connor), whose quest for glory leads him to feigning an association with Elmore Silk, the J.D Salinger of guitar making. Charged with luring the legendary craftsman from retirement, Julius takes to the road. A sobering work about tarnished dreams, this is also a journey from the centre of one culture to the margins of another. Screening from a 35mm print.