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Wednesday, November 9, 7:00pm
(2022, DCP, Canada, 104m) dir Kevin Hegge. Rising from the nihilistic ashes of the punk movement in the late 1970s, a fresh crowd of flamboyant fashionistas, who would later be christened the New Romantics, began to materialize on the streets of East London, England. Repositioning the New Romantics as an art movement rather than an exclusively pop-cultural one, the focus is shifted onto the diversity of work being made by the lesser-celebrated, yet equally influential contributors to the scene, while placing the more visible artists such as Boy George and Derek Jarman amongst their peers, rather than bringing them centre-frame. detailing the stories and the voices that pioneered the movement. From the tales of the New Romantics’ beginnings in the punk footsteps of the Sex Pistols and the Clash, to the unabashedly queer roots that permeated every inch of the culture, TRAMPS! recounts the tale of how this group of outsiders helped reinvent London’s infamous underground art community, gaining them worldwide notoriety. From Judy Blame to Princess Julia, Kevin Hegge’s TRAMPS! celebrates and champions Britain’s New Romantics and introduces this influential group of artists to a new generation. Trylon Discount Cards are not accepted. MN premiere.