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Rolling Stone Review
May 06, 2021

Review on Rolling Stone

'Tiny Tim: King for a Day’ Gives the 1960s Musical Eccentric the Royal Treatment

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"The story of outcast Herbert Khaury's rise to stardom as Tiny Tim. Either considered a freak or a genius, entertainer Tiny Tim left no one unaffected. Director Johan von Sydow discusses his delightful doc Tiny Tim: King for a Day." 
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Rave Review on Variety
April 24, 2021

Review on Variety

It captures the oddball beauty of the weirdest star in the counterculture galaxy.

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Narrated by Weird Al Yankovic, TINY TIM: KING FOR A DAY is a biographical doc about a musician who is not only well known for hits such as Tip Toe Through The Tulips but for his trail blazing personae that paved the way for other rock stars such as David Bowie, Prince, Iggy Pop and Boy George.

An Enticing Documentary About the Ultimate Freak Superstar

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Tiny Tim documentary lifts curtain on misunderstood singer.

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"King for a Day” is never less than riveting. Seeing Tiny Tim for a few seconds in a “Laugh-In” or “Tonight Show” retrospective makes him look like an inexplicable oddity. Watching him for 75 minutes should leave audiences wanting more.

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One of the best things about Fantasia is that you can always count on finding an excellent documentary—last year it was “Phantom of Winnipeg,” and this year it’s “Tiny Tim: King for a Day.” The documentary is lovingly and efficiently put together by director John von Sydow, who covers the life story of the high-voiced, ukulele-strumming, "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" entertainer within a 75-minute run-time, while giving careful attention to each of the saga's different shades of black. As the film’s recollects Tiny Tim’s ascent to pop culture stardom and immediate fall, von Sydow’s documentary becomes all the more heartbreaking and unforgettable.

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The memorable archival footage, exclusive access to Tiny Tim’s intense diaries, the playful and powerful animations and the interviews with his family and friends makes this film not only a captivating portrait of one of the oddest stars the world has ever seen, but also a psychological drama, examining the borderline between insanity and geniality.

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Overall, it's a great place to start if you want to learn more about the American legend who was Tiny Tim.

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Viewing KING FOR A DAY is a hypnotic experience.

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Johan von Sydow Discusses His Documentary ‘Tiny Tim: King for a Day’

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