Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Directed by John Cameron Mitchell

Rated R 95 mins (2000)

Based on his acclaimed off-Broadway play (which was performed at the Unicorn last year) of the same name, John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical starring Mitchell as Hedwig - born Hansel in East Germany - a drag queen traveling the U.S. with her band the "Angry Inch." While in Germany, Hansel falls in love with an American G.I. and, in order to marry him, has a sex-change operation (which goes badly). Left somewhere between male and female, "Hedwig" forms a rock band and tours the country. Described as Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Tommy, Hedwig and the Angry Inch took the Audience and the Director's Awards at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Join with the Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film Festival's Sponsors and Friends for a opening night reception following the screening of Hedwig. Also, in attendance that night will be the cast and members of the production and artistic teams from the Unicorn Theatre's much lauded production of Hedwig. Not only will you be among the first to see this incredible movie, you can help launch the festival in grand style. We will treat you to food and drink in a casual, yet lively gathering downstairs at the Kansas City Design Center, across from the Tivoli Cinemašs Box Office. See you there!

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Friday, June 22 7:00