Gay as in Hysterically Funny: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

GAY AS IN HYSTERICALLY FUNNY: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at The Cube Microplex Fri 9 November 2018 from 07:00 pm

Join us for a special screening of John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001).

PLUS performances from musician BROOK TATE
the one and only CARMEN MONOXIDE
and we host a post film panel Q&A with comedians Jayde Adams and Rosie Jones

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch came to life as a queer nightclub act in late-90s New York inspiring the film and 4 times Tony Award winning Broadway musical hit.

Hedwig, born male as Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a Gender Confirmation Surgery in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to - years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig - but then left with all her songs.

This film is a must see in any queer catalogue and has a cult status but if it was made today, would they be able to get away with it?

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QFN is a strategic Film Hub Wales project and receives support from the BFI Film Audience Network.

BFI Comedy genius is a nationwide season supported by funds from the National Lottery, led by Film Hub Midlands on behalf of the BFI UK Film Audience Network.

Films will be captioned for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences, there will be a BSL Interpreter for the introduction and panel.

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Tickets: £5.50  

Bristol has strong sense of social responsibility. From the protests rallied against Tesco, to the community boosting Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft. The Cube cinema is another excellent example. In 1998 a group of Artists who at the time ran “underground mobile cinema events” took it over and turned it into what it is today. It stands equally as both a cinema and an arts venue. Inside it has a raised stage and tiered seating, in the old theatre style, which can hold just over 100 people.

Driven by a strong set of ethics it refuses to serve Nescafe and even goes as far as to make its own brand of cola called (funnily enough) Cube Cola.
 

The cinematic screenings it puts on are always more interesting than what will be on at your local Odeon and it shows a lot of world cinema which we may never come across without it. The same goes for the live music events. The gigs are varied and include art and dance performances, live concerts, discussions and theatre.

Please note, The Cube Microplex is an independent cinema and requires membership to attend events, this will cost you just one pound on your first visit and lasts a life time. 

Address: The Cube Microplex, Kings Square, Bristol. * Click on the address to launch google maps.