Few people outside of the region are aware of the parade’s existence or truly grasp its significance to the city, but every New Years in Philadelphia, the Mummers rule the day.  The Mummers Parade, is the quintessential Philadelphia tradition; passionately celebrated, widely controversial, deeply rooted, hotly contested and it is now in danger of extinction.  “Mummer” is a personal journey through the eyes of one of the parade’s youngest and most influential performers as he fights to save his club against crushing politics, fierce competition and the evolution of a culture.  

“Mummer” is an intricately personal, triumphant and deeply tragic coming of age portrait of a tradition on the brink.