Pride Month Fun: THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Pride Month Fun: THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

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In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

I wasn't prepared for the generosity and gorgeousness with which Aussie writer-director Stephan Elliott turn this most unlikely road picture into something arresting -- if a tad sentimental -- in its naive vision of a perfectly tolerant world.

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

smyrc-sliderA portion of tonight's proceeds will be donated to SMYRC (Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center). 

SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty and school drop-out, SMYRC honors, empowers, and supports LGBTQ youth to be their best selves and become leaders in their communities.

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Director: 
Stephan Elliott
Country: 
Australia
Year: 
1994
Runtime: 
104 minutes

The usually menacing British actor Terence Stamp does a complete turnaround as Bernadette, an aging transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). Their act, well-known in Sydney, involves wearing lots of makeup and gowns and lip-synching to records, but Bernadette is getting a bit tired of it all and is also haunted by the bizarre death of an old loved one. Nevertheless, when Mitzi and Felicia get an offer to perform in the remote town of Alice Springs at a casino, Bernadette decides to tag along. The threesome ventures into the outback with Priscilla, a lavender-colored school bus that doubles as dressing room and home on the road. Along the way, the act encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while Bernadette becomes increasingly concerned about the path her life has taken. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Special Admission

$8 - 10 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to SMYRC (Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center).

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