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FREE FILM SCREENING: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar (1995)

June 23 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Free

Dir: Beeban Kidron

Stars: Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo

Run Time: 109mins

Country: US

Cert: PG

We close off our Bad Trip season with this underrated 90s gem about three drag queens on a roadtrip to Los Angeles. When Vida (an unrecognisable Patrick Swayze) and Noxeema (an equally unrecognisable Wesley Snipes) jointly win a New York drag pageant, they decide to drive across the country to save money, joined by novice drag queen Chi-Chi (John Leguizamo). After car troubles the three find themselves marooned in a small Midwest town, where the locals are suspicious of the three friends who must make the best of their potentially dangerous situation.

From this clash of two very different worlds; urban and rural, queer and heteronormative, comes a sense of solidarity and mutual respect that defines this funny and flamboyant comedy.

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Details

Date:
June 23
Time:
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gcph-screening-to-wong-foo-thanks-for-everything-julie-newmar-tickets-155620114953

Organizer

Grassmarket Community Picture House
Phone:
0131 225 3626
Email:
film@grassmarket.org
Website:
https://grassmarketfilms.org/

Venue

Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row
Edinburgh, EH1 2QA United Kingdom
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Phone:
0131 225 3626