Dir. Penny Lane
Producer: Caitlin Mae Burke
NUTS! THE BRINKLEY STORY is the amazing story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, who in 1917 discovers that he can cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. Tens of thousands of men beat a path to his door, and Brinkley’s empire is born. Using an energetic mix of documentary footage, animated reenactments and a hilariously unreliable narrator, NUTS traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence in Depression-era America. Along the way, he amasses an enormous fortune, is elected Governor of Kansas, builds the world’s most powerful radio station, invents the infomercial, the sound truck and Border Radio, hosts some epic parties and annoys the heck out of the establishment. How he does it, and what happens when it all comes crashing down, is the story of NUTS!…
2016 Sundance U.S. Documentary SPECIAL JURY AWARD for Best Editing, Sundance Film Festival 2016.