Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 238: Fri Aug 26

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Mitchell, 2001): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.30pm


This 35mm screening is part of the Pizza & Beer Night season at the Prince Charles. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell), whose halfhearted, half-assed sex change at least got her out of Berlin, fronts the Angry Inch, an obscure rock band playing gigs in small clubs while the rock superstar who dumped Hedwig years earlier plays the stadiums next door. Hedwig tells her tale of woe to a succession of unreceptive on-screen audiences that, by implication, include us. Dramatized with a stylized realism that seems perfectly natural in a musical, this 2001 saga draws on Plato and 70s glam rock with equal aplomb. Writer-director Mitchell originally created Hedwig for the stage with composer-lyricist Stephen Trask, who sings the vocals. With Trask, Miriam Shor, and Michael Pitt.
Lisa Alspector

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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