AJ Manglehorn is an aging, ordinary guy in a small town. He nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day. But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he’s an ex-con who, 40 years ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big ‘job’. He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. After a dramatic effort to start over, Manglehorn faces a terrifying moment and is unmasked as a guy with a very, very dark past.
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Tucked was screened at Outfest Los Angeles in July 2018 and won two awards – AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
GRAND JURY PRIZE – INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE
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