BFI Musicals! is coming to CFF 

On Saturday 16th November @ King Charles Church Hall


Dir John Landis | USA | 1980| 130 minutes |15| Comedy, Musicals Star
Jake and Elwood Blues are a pair of petty criminals – but they’ve got good hearts. When they learn the orphanage they grew up in is in trouble, they decide to raise the money to save it. They plan to get their old band back together, and set about tracking down the members. So begins a bizarre and eventful journey, which culminates in one of the most extreme car chases of all time. And the brothers think they just can’t fail because they’re “on a mission from God”. With a fantastic soundtrack and star appearances from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and James Brown, this is one funky road movie. CAST includes Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway & Ray Charles.


On Sunday 17th November @ The Poly, Falmouth


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.