Screening: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Sunday 17 July, 7.30pm, GFT.

John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus, Rabbit Hole) adapted his off-Broadway hit show to create this, in his own words, ‘post-punk, neo-glam rock musical’. Hansel, an East German boy, falls in love with an American soldier and decides to undergo a sex change so they can marry but the operation goes wrong, leaving behind the protuberance referred to in the film’s title. Hansel (now Hedwig) finds herself abandoned in a Kansas trailer park and embarks on a musical career that will take her across the US and through an extravaganza of emotions. Lowbudget, surreal, philosophical… this cult favourite has a massive heart beating at its centre, not least that belonging to Mitchell, who gives an extraordinary performance as his own leading lady.

As usual will have a short film preceding the feature and hopefully we are going to have the super funny and well made queer animation:
The Island – Dir. Trevor Anderson (Canada) from Peccadillo Pictures

Tickets and trailer