A feature documentary that follows the controversial life story of America’s greatest exotic dancer. From her early beginnings and marriage to legendary African American actor Herb Jeffries, to her current appearances and fanbase, which includes singer Jack White and the late Garry Marshall, at 87 years old Tempest is preparing for her final and most important act: to repair her broken relationship with her daughter Patricia, who she walked away from fifty years ago.
June 25, 2020
Distributed by:Mongrel Media
Broadcasters:Super Channel, ARTE, SWR and yesDOCU
Financing:$40K raised on Kickstarter, Winner WestDoc Pitchfest Prize, Selected for TIFF Pitch This and Hot Docs Forum Winner Best Canadian Pitch Prize
Awards:Top 20 Audience Choice Hot Docs International Film Festival. International Spotlight Film at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Winner Best Direction & Audience Choice Award Atlanta Independent Film Festival.
“Thoughtful, probing, heartfelt… proving once again that fact really is stranger than fiction.”
“Her journey is entertaining but her message is profound.”
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