The Orkly Kid

Director: Trent Harris
Screenwriters: Trent Harris

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


The Orkly Kid is an extremely clever, funny and ultimately poignant portrait of a young man in a small Idaho town who struggles with his obsession to dress and sing like Olivia Newton John. Larry Huff (Crispin Glover) is cut in the mold of Melvin Dummar, a born loser, but whose motivation to succeed is finally endearing.

Screening Details

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