Queer Vision presents
Dir: John Cameron Mitchell, 2001, USA, 95 mins, Cert: 15
Fri 9 November 2018 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 + booking fee
Join Queer Vision, the Bristol Pride Film Festival, for a special screening of John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch as part of the Queer Film Network tour: Gay as in Hysterically Funny
PLUS performances on the night from musician BROOK TATE
and the one and only CARMEN MONOXIDE
There will be a post-film panel Q&A with comedians Jayde Adams and Rosie Jones.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch came to life as a queer nightclub act in late-90s New York inspiring the film and 4 times Tony Award-winning Broadway musical hit.
Hedwig, born male as Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a Gender Confirmation Surgery in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to – years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig – but then left with all her songs.
This film is a must see in any queer catalogue and has a cult status. Hedwig is funny, heart tingling and fabulous with a kick-ass soundtrack. If it was made today, would they be able to get away with it?
QFN is a strategic Film Hub Wales project and receives support from the BFI Film Audience Network. BFI Comedy genius is a nationwide season supported by funds from the National Lottery, led by Film Hub Midlands on behalf of the BFI UK Film Audience Network.
Films will be captioned for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences and the introduction and panel will be BSL Interpreted
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