Oct. 18: Fine arts hosts queer punk animation, live band

torrey-pinesPULLMAN, Wash. – “Torrey Pines,” a stop-motion animated feature film by Seattle artist Clyde Petersen, will be presented free to the public at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Fine Arts 5062 auditorium at Washington State University. It will be accompanied live by the band “Your Heart Breaks.”

Based on a true story, the film is Petersen’s queer punk coming-of-age tale set in southern California in the early 1990s. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, he is kidnapped at age 12 for a cross-country, family-altering adventure.

The presentation is hosted by the WSU Department of Fine Arts.

A member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle, Petersen travels the world with his punk band “Your Heart Breaks” and hosts a TV show, “Boating with Clyde,” featuring artists performing on area waterways.

His grant-funded work has been featured at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and galleries and festivals in the Pacific Northwest.