Narrative Feature | 96 minutes

HIFF 2022

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Todd Flaherty

Produced by
Todd Flaherty

Written by
Todd Flaherty

Todd Flaherty, Wyatt Fenner, Joey Taranto, Kiyon Spencer, João Santos, James Tison

Sponsored by

New York Premiere

2022 | English | USA

Writer/director Todd Flaherty’s debut feature is a charming and outrageous exploration of queer friendship and what happens when your chosen family no longer chooses you. Ambitious 30-something drag queen/cater-waiter Judy (Flaherty) and his best friend Chrissy (Wyatt Fenner) do everything together—from chasing boys to perfecting their drag act—while dreaming of making it big. When Chrissy’s priorities abruptly shift, a disillusioned Judy struggles to redefine himself without his best friend. Shot in stunning black-and-white cinematography and featuring an enthralling breakout performance from Flaherty, CHRISSY JUDY tells a moving, universal story about the pain of a lost friendship and the empowerment of self-discovery.

Scheduled to attend: Director/Actor Todd Flaherty, Actor Wyatt Fenner