MIFF: The Beach Bum



Moondog is a modern-day poet, living a carefree stoner life.

"The Beach Bum" explores a unique individual, who recklessly lives life on his own terms, aided by an obscene amount of marijuana. Despite his continuous missteps, it's still an amusing and affectionate performance that proves the genius' of the world, past or present, will always be forgiven and cherished. You can't help but laugh and cringe at Moondog's inappropriate behaviour, praying he'll find salvation in some form by the time the credits roll. Loveable bum.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2019
95 mins