SESSION: Thursday 19th December at 7:30pm



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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

(2001, dir. John Cameron Mitchell, w/ John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski)

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. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.853.853.853.85(IMDB rating)

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My Own Private Idaho

(1991, dir. Gus Van Sant, w/ River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert)

My Own Private Idaho will start at approximately 9:31pm, and finish at approximately 11:21pm.

Surreal character study focusing on the friendship between two male hustlers, Mike and Scott, in Portland, Oregon. They live on the streets, do drugs, and sell themselves to men and women. Mike is quiet, gay and suffers from narcolepsy. Abandoned as a child, he is obsessed with finding his long-lost mother. Scott is the rebellious son of a high-ranking family, who lives this life mostly to embarrass his father. Mike is in love with Scott, who still maintains he is straight and insists that his wild lifestyle on the streets is only temporary. Together, they embark on a quest to find Mike's mother, traveling from Portland to Idaho to Italy, with Scott picking up a beautiful girl along the way. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4444(Astor rating)