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The Unicorn (2019)




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Movie Info

The Unicorn is a feature length documentary about outsider musician Peter Grudzien, the one-man musical force behind The Unicorn, possibly the first gay country album. But country doesn't begin to describe the dizzying range of music included on this 1974 album. Peter composed, performed and recorded The Unicorn entirely in his childhood home in Queens, NY. He sold the 500 pressed copies out of a suitcase on the streets of New York. To quote music critic Paul Major, "The Unicorn is not an LP, it is life itself".


Critic Reviews for The Unicorn

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

It's certainly an uncomfortable film to watch, but the viewer's discomfort doesn't begin to compare to that felt by the troubled people onscreen.

February 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Isabelle Dupuis and Tim Geraghty have made a grim and haunting documentary about what it means to burn bright, then die alone.

February 14, 2019 | Full Review…

An unusual, but fascinating film. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A lucid look at Grudzien as a thinker and as a phenomenon. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 6, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Addresses a dysfunctional family, to which resentment and little love marked them for life. Until death separates them. [Full review in Spanish]

October 3, 2019 | Full Review…

[The documentary] shows with accuracy, respect, and an enormous capacity to observe [Peter Grudzien's] memories, (frustrated) dreams, degradation, and the struggle for his identity. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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