In Person at Regent Street Black Box
October 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm
$15 suggested | Pay-what-you-can-afford

LONG LIVE MY HAPPY HEAD

Gordon is a Scottish comic book artist with a big bushy beard, very expressive eyebrows – oh, and an inoperable, incurable brain tumour. By making autobiographical comics about his experience, he is able to communicate his thoughts and reactions to cancer in a medium and a language that is disarming, accessible and inviting.

Approaching his 40th birthday, Gordon has found the love of his life, Shawn – a warm-hearted and protective American man who lives in Bath County, Virginia. Their relationship may be long-distance, but they talk on the phone everyday they’re not together and visit each other as often as possible. Although his previous comics looked at his own personal experience, for his next book Gordon has chosen to focus on the people who look after people with cancer – the carers. His tumour is growing again though, and he’s on chemotherapy whilst meeting and interviewing people who have cared for and lost their dearest loved ones.

Directed by: Will Hewitt & Austen McCowan
Film type: Documentary
Runtime: 90 minutes
Year: 2022
Country: UK
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English

Official Selection:

2022 BFI Flare London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival
2022 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
2022 Docedge Film Festival
2022 Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival

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