BFI Musicals! is coming to CFF
On Saturday 16th November @ King Charles Church Hall
On Sunday 17th November @ The Poly, Falmouth
17.45 HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Dir John Cameron Mitchell | 2001| 88 minutes | 15 | English / German | Musicals/Cult film
Having undergone a sex change operation in order to escape East Germany as the wife of her American army general lover, Hedwig has wound up abandoned in a trailer park with an ‘angry inch’ – the result of a less-than-successful procedure. Redemption is in sight when she falls in love with aspiring young musician Tommy Gnossis, but when Tommy discovers Hedwig’s past as Hansel, he too rejects her. Suffering not only from a broken heart and a fractured identity, further betrayal awaits Hedwig when Tommy achieves great success performing stolen versions of her intensely personal songs. An exuberant and punkily in-your-face take on the rock musical.
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk