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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (VOA)
Main screening room
August 1st, 2021
95 min

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Directed by
John Cameron Mitchell
English version
John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Rob Campbell
USA, Canada
95 min
Comedy, musical, drama

Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to - years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig... but then left with all her songs.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell, born April 21, 1963 in El Paso, is an American writer, actor and director. After the success of Hedwig, for which he won a Teddy Award at the Berlinale, Mitchell became interested in financing, writing and directing a high-quality film that would incorporate explicit and realistic sex scenes, Shortbus. Openly gay, Mitchel has become somewhat of an icon for gay culture and gay rights. (Wikipedia)

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