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May 13 - 16 2021


Festival - Multiple Screenings
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Bachelors of Broken Hill Farm (Documentary)

The true life soap opera of actors, writers and gentleman farmers Frank Provo and John Pickard. In the early 1930s,

they fell in love while working on a radio program in San Francisco and went on to become a successful writing team for various radio and television programs (Wendy Warren and the News, Young Dr. Malone, From These Roots, Love of Life). In this documentary, there are no talking heads. The script is based entirely on letters, interviews and the diaries of Frank, John, their actor friends and family. Their voices brought to life by professional actors. It is a fast paced documentary of found footage, news-reels, photographs and personal mementos to tell the tragic-comic adventures of their life together as well as various close actor friends lives, such as Julie Bovasso of Saturday Night Fever and Jessie Royce Landis of To Catch a Thief. Together, Frank and John would live through the Jazz Age, WWII, homophobia, family crimes and professional hits and misses. The Bachelors of Broken Hill Farm is a fun, strange, fast paced story about early 20th century life for young gay artists trying to make it big on broadway and in the new medium of RADIO. Trailer and screening information can be found here:


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