OCFF – Kid Candidate
Director: Jasmine Stodel
2021, USA, 67 mins., Digital Cinema, NR
Language: English06/25 @ 7PM
In 2018, 24-year old Hayden Pedigo released a spoof video declaring his candidacy for Amarillo city council. After the video goes viral in the local community, Pedigo is inspired to actually run for council in the small Texas town. With a goal of upending the status quo and ousting the county’s corrupt incumbent politicians, the young experimental musician and filmmaker makes a name for himself – not just for his bizarre campaign, but for reaching out to the local communities that have suffered the most in Amarillo. While still keeping a humorous and light-hearted tone, KID CANDIDATE goes beyond Pedigo’s political run and looks at issues of race, income inequality and gentrification in small-town America.
Filmmaker Jasmine Stodel and “candidate” Hayden Pedigo in attendance.
R.I.Y.L – Bob Roberts, The Yes Men