We are pleased to announce the educational release of FELIX AUSTRIA!
Directed by Christine Beebe, this inspiring and entertaining documentary chronicles the quixotic journey of Felix Pfeifle as he sets about the seemingly impossible task of gaining an audience with the last heir of the Holy Roman Emperors, Archduke Otto von Habsburg. Meanwhile, Felix’s father is dying of Huntington’s disease, and Felix himself has a 50 percent chance of developing the fatal brain illness within the next few years.
Told in verite format and supplemented by interviews with friends, historians, doctors, and psychologists, FELIX AUSTRIA! spans two continents and hundreds of letters between the Archduke and another, mysterious Habsburg admirer. It won the Audience Award at the 2014 Colorado Spotlight Indie Spirit Film Festival and was a special selection at Hot Docs and the St. Tropez International Film Festival.