Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

Documentary | 90 min. | 14A

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Film Info
Release Year:2020
Rating:14A - some coarse language
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Frank Oz
Cast:Derek DelGaudio
Produced By:Glenn Kaino
Vanessa Lauren
Jake Friedman
Screenwriter:Derek DelGaudio
Music By:Mark Mothersbaugh


"A singular, sometimes transfixing performance film." - John DeFore, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"In & Of Itself might be brave act of kindness, it might be cynical show of trickery, it might be both at once or something else altogether. Whatever else it is, it's completely fascinating." – Angie Han, MASHABLE

"The virtuoso applies an extraordinary personal touch to his highly focused hocus-pocus." – Richard Roeper, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"Self-described "storyteller and conceptual magician" DelGaudio’s show is a dazzling and poignant achievement." – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

DEREK DELGAUDIO’S IN & OF ITSELF is a new kind of lyric poem. It tells the story of a man fighting to see through the illusion of his own identity, only to discover that identity itself is an illusion. An intimate and powerful exploration of what it means to be and be seen, the film chronicles Derek DelGaudio’s attempt to answer one deceptively simple question, "Who am I?" His personal journey expands to a collective experience that forces us to confront the boundaries of our own identities.

Winner – Audience Award, Montclair Film Festival, 2020
Winner – SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award, SXSW Film Festival, 2020
Nominated – Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature, Philadelphia Film Festival, 2020
Runner up, Audience Award, DOC NYC, 2020

Included Shorts

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