A TALE OF TWO QUEENS
February 28 - March 1 at the Trylon
Forty years before RuPaul’s Drag Race hit the airwaves, drag performers took considerable risks to stage their shows. Separated by 25 years, these two films highlight the courage—and the clothes—it took to be The Queen and to climb King’s Canyon in full drag. Promotional support for these screenings is provided by MyTalk 107.1-F. Sunday screenings are followed by a Q&A with MyTalk radio host Bradley Traynor and film critic Paul McGuire Grimes.
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Upcoming Films in this Series
(1968, DCP, 68m) dir Frank Simon w/Jim Dine, Jack Doroshow, Rachel Harlow. This groundbreaking and fascinating documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag at a time when such shows were illegal. FRI/SAT 7:00 SUN 3:00
(1994, 35mm, 104m) dir Stephan Elliot w/Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp. Traveling drag performers Mitzi (Weaving), Felicia (Pearce), and transwoman Bernadette (Stamp) traverse the Australian Outback in their bus, Priscilla, performing their outré cabaret for hostile small-town audiences. Seen as revolutionary when it opened, Priscilla became, and remains, a beloved comedy about friendship. FRI/SAT 8:30 SUN 4:30+Q&A