Directed by Duncan Tucker (color, 20 min). Shot NTSC with the Canon XL-1 in electronic 16:9 format and transferred to 35mm.

A persuasive young street hustler disrupts a young man's quiet day at the beach, and teaches him to appreciate life's element of surprise.

"Duncan Tucker's Mountain King, which features some beautiful sunset photography, depicts an encounter between a hustler and a closeted straight guy that is not only sexy, but also emotionally satisfying."
-Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly

"The Mountain King" opens theatrically on March 15 in San Fransisco at the Castro Theater. The program is entitled "Boys To Men" and is distributed by Jour de Fete Films. It will open in NYC shortly afterward, at the Quad Theater, and is slated to play other cities across the U.S.

As of 6/15/00 it has screened or will screen at the following festivals:

The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at the National Film Theater, British Film Institute - March 31-April 13, 2000. (Three screenings, including a "Highlights of the Festival" program of a selection of four shorts at the West End Soho Curzon cinema.)

The LLGFF British National Tour - May through August, various cities and towns. By special invitation, a selection of the best of the 2000 LLGFF.

The American Cinemateque - Grauman's Egyptian Theater, Hollywood - April 20, 2000. An evening of shorts co-programmed by the American Cinemateque and Outfest.

Inside Out Film and Video Festival of Toronto - May 18-28, 2000.

The Seattle International Film Festival - May 18-June 11, 2000.

Adam Baran Film Festival of Honolulu - May/June, 2000.

Out Takes 2000 Film Festival. Wellington, New Zealand June 1-11. Aukland, New Zealand. June 9-18.

The New Festival (12th Annual New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival) - 2000.

OutFest - Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - July, 2000.

Philadelphia International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - July, 2000.

Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, August 25-Sept. 7, 2000 (Selected for "Best of Festival" Program).

Out On Screen Vancouver - August 10-20.

Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival/Mix Brazil - August 17-26.

Tampa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - October, 2000.

Verzaubert - Hamburg, Munich and other cities - November/December 2000.