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SEARCHING FOR MY OTHER HALF: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Join ProjectOurs for an alternative Valentine’s Day screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s cult classic, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, followed by a post-film discussion at The Rose Hill. As divisive as it is unifying, Mitchell’s glam rock musical remains a staple in queer cinema and an intrepid exploration of the gender binary.
PART 1: 7.30 – 9 – FILM: Hedwig and the Angry Inch / 2001 / 1 hr 33 mins / Rated 15
Hedwig, a German singer touring a chain of diners and dives across the US, is in search of her soulmate after a botched gender reassignment surgery leaves her questioning her place in the world. Fuelled by bitterness towards an ex-lover who has plagiarised her songs to become a renowned star, Hedwig’s anti-romantic rock odyssey is one of vulnerability, rage, and the empowerment that can only come with self-discovery.
From its humble origins in 1998 as a rock musical performed in a small West Village theatre, Hedwig and the Angry Inch has become an enduring, if polarising, work in the world of art, film and queer subcultures.
“Filmed with ferocious energy and with enough sexual variety to match late Fellini, Hedwig may be passing through standard bookings on its way to a long run as the midnight successor to The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times (2001).
PART 2: 9 – 10.30 – POST-FILM SOCIAL
Make sure you stick around after the screening for ProjectOurs’ post-film social and relaxed discussion group, complete with a themed playlist and plenty of opportunity to discuss the film and meet the collective. While not mandatory, a glam rock dress code is encouraged!