NOW BOOKING: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Genesis Cinema

Our friends Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest have teamed up with The People’s Film Club and Genesis Cinema to support LGBTQ+ crisis shelter The Outside Project with a special fundraiser (25 JUL 21:00).

Films in London this week: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Genesis Cinema (25 JUL).

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Fundraiser HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (d. John Cameron Mitchell, 2001) takes place at Genesis Cinema on THU 25 JUL 21:00. The evening includes an exhibition of outsider protest paraphernalia, a queer info and creator marketplace and a performance from self-confessed Hedwig fan, Wanda Cookie, as well as the usual Genesis cocktail of music, beverages and pizza.

Celebrating the ‘outsider’ subcultures that queer communities have pioneered – creating their own cultural spaces on the fringes of a homophobic and heteronormative society – Fringe! tell us the evening will be “putting the politics back in Pride month”, reminding us all that Pride is a protest started by homeless trans women of colour.

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The night is a fundraiser for homelessness organisation The Outside Project which recently opened the UK’s first LGBTQ+ shelter and community centre. Launching in 2017 with a temporary homeless shelter housed in Status Quo’s old tour bus – true story – the Project has gone from strength to strength with support from the community, local authorities and the Mayor Of London to develop into a 24/7, building-based service.

Wanda Cookie is a “soft drag witch and occult songstress” with “an insatiable appetite for theatrical rabble and genial disaster”. Wanda’s a HUGE Hedwig fan, and so excited to be hosting a viewing of one of their favorite movies of all time!

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH d. John Cameron Mitchell, 2001 screens at Genesis Cinema (25 JUL 21:00).

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If you haven’t seen HEDWIG before, it contains one of cinema’s greatest queer, rock’n roll performances with John Cameron Mitchell giving a full-throated outsider roar as the character he first created for the Off-Broadway stage. It’s full of the kind of hurt, alienation, anger, and melancholy that haunts many a doomed love affair whilst thrusting itself from the proscenium arches of its theatrical origins to teabag unapologetic queerness in your face. Truly a “post-punk neo-glam rock musical” for the ages.

HUNGRY FOR MORE?

Fringe! presents: BUFFY at Mirth, Marvel & Maud (24 JUL), part of the QUEER SQUEE season (30 JUN to 27 JUL).

Fringe’s season of events about queer fandom, QUEER SQUEE, continues until 27 JUL at various venues across town. Next up:

  • TV Binge Watch Double Bill: UNITED WE FAN d. Michael Sparaga, 2018 + QUEER SQUEE at Mirth, Marvel & Maud (24 JUL 19:00).
  • Judy Judy Judy Double Bill: THE SLIPPERS d. Morgan White, 2016 + THE HARVEY GIRLS d. George Sidney, 1946 at The Cinema Museum (27 JUL 16:00).

These screenings are part of a nationwide Film Feels: Obsession season exploring the enduring appeal of obsession on screen. Find out more: filmfeels.co.uk

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