Tiny Tim: King For A Day

Poster for Tiny Tim: King For A Day The story about the outcast Herbert Khaury’s rise to stardom as Tiny Tim is the ultimate fairytale. And so is his downfall. Either considered a freak or a genius, Tiny Tim left no one unaffected. Over 45 million Americans watched his wedding to Miss Vicki on the Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, and his queer personality has been celebrated by countless artists. There were plans and hopes that Tiny Tim would be a lasting star, not only a novelty act. But one man ruined these plans: Tiny Tim. The exclusive access to Tiny Tim’s diaries, and interviews with his family and friends, and creative animation tells the story about one of the oddest stars the world has ever seen. A life of struggle against his skeptical Jewish mother, hostile neighbours, booing audiences, and his battle with mental illness. But also Tim’s fanatical belief that, “One day I will be famous!” ( Source: SFJFF )

78 minutes
Johan von Sydow

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