Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • June 30, 2024 / 15:00
  • July 10, 2024 / 19:00

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski
Canada, USA, 2001, 95', DCP, color
English, German with Turkish subtitles

The film tells the story of Hansel Schmidt, growing up in a dysfunctional family in East Germany and dreams of becoming a rock star. As searching for a way out, Hansel meets and falls in love with an American soldier named Luther. To legally marry and move to the United States, Hansel’s fiancé and mother force them to undergo gender reassignment surgery, becoming Hedwig. While trying to find their sexual identity, Hedwig discovers the art of drag as a means of survival and ultimately undergoes another transformation, accepting themself as they are.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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