On Set: ‘Mom & Dad’s Nipple Factory’

KHOL film critic Jeff Counts sits down with the director of this indie documentary screening at Movieworks’ Frank’s Film Festival.

by | Oct 27, 2023 | Film & TV

The annual Frank’s Film Festival is back, with indie flicks screening at Movieworks now through Nov. 9. The festival honors the legacy of Frank Londy, the former owner and operator of the Jackson Hole Cinemas.

KHOL film critic Jeff Counts recently sat down with the director of one of the films in the festival, Justin Johnson (aka, Justinsuperstar), who made a documentary about his parents, titled “Mom & Dad’s Nipple Factory.” The film follows his mother’s breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy – and his father’s surprising new business crafting prosthetic nipples. 

Justinsuperstar says the film is about becoming whole again. 

“This is not a somber film at all.  It is pretty rare to have a breast cancer comedy. It’s a true story… because of the subject matter, it’s serious. But there are very funny moments when people stumble upon nipples in places where you don’t expect them,” explains Justinsuperstar.

Listen below to Counts’ interview with Justinsuperstar.  

Other films screening at the festival include: 

“The Unknown Country” by Morrisa Maltz
“Killers of the Flower Moon” by Martin Scorsese
“Jules” by Marc Turtletaub
“The Inventor” by Jim Capobianco and co-directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon
“Butcher’s Crossing” by Gabe Polsky
“After Death” by Stephen Gray and Chris Radtke / based on Jackson’s own Mary C. Neal, MD, author of “To Heaven and Back”
“Radical” by Chris Zalla ’04

For a full listing of dates and showtimes see the MovieWorks website.

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