STARTS STREAMING FRIDAY, May 21 for $12
The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 45/55. You can watch Tiny Tim: King for a Day for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
“Heartbreaking and unforgettable. There was so much more to Tiny Tim than his warbling falsetto and ukulele, and this documentary honors him by presenting him with compelling honesty.” – Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
Narrated by Weird Al Yankovic, Tiny Tim: King for a Day tells the wonderfully strange true story of the cult musician who is not only well known for hits such as “Tip Toe Through the Tulips,” but for his trailblazing personae that paved the way for other iconoclastic rock stars. An outcast from a young age, Herbert Khary’s rise to stardom as Tiny Tim is the ultimate fairytale. Considered an outsider by many of his peers, Tiny Tim left no one unaffected. His televised wedding to Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson was watched by over 45 million Americans in 1969, and his queer personality has been celebrated by the likes of Bob Dylan, Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga. There were plans and hopes that Tiny Tim would be a lasting star, not just a novelty act, but one man ruined these plans: Tiny Tim. Exclusive access to Tiny Tim’s intense diaries, playful and powerful animations, and revealing interviews with his family and friends make this film not only a captivating portrait of one of the oddest stars the world has ever seen, but also a gripping psychological drama examining the borderline between genius and insanity. (Dir. by Johan von Sydow, 2020, USA/Denmark/Sweden, in English, 78 mins., Not Rated)