Tom in America

Director: Flavio Alves

Englisht title:  Tom in America

Original title: Tom in America

2013/ USA/ HD/ 16’/ Fiction/ Color


For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael\'s long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. With long-held mysteries thrust into the open, the foundation of their marriage and the path of their golden years is suddenly rocked. Now, they must redefine their future, and decide if it is one their love can survive.



Flavio Alves is a Brazilian writer, film director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998. Before becoming a filmmaker, Flavio worked as an assistant to then-New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY). His latest short film, The Secret Friend, entered more than 90 film festivals around the world and received 25 awards for best short film. His filmography includes, SuperPower (2007), Even in My Dreams (2008), The Secret Friend (2010), Angelo (2012) and Tom in America (2014).


Script:   Jeffrey Solomon, Sott Alexander Hess; Photography:  Jordan T. Parrott; Editing: Carlos Flores, Julian Amaro; Music: Jack Woodbridge; Sound:  Jake Sedlar; Leading actors: Burt Young, Sally Kirkland, Jacques Mitchell; Producer: Roy Gokay Wol


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