Foyle Pride: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

8:30 PM 23rd August 2019 Nerve Centre

Foyle film festival is delighted to once again collaborate with Foyle pride to deliver an extended series of specially curated films as part of this year’s Foyle pride festival. This year’s FFF summer programme also marks the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots that sparked the beginning of the gay rights movement.

Hedwig, born male as Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a Gender Confirmation Surgery 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.

Nominated for a Golden Globe.

His directing…. breaks new ground by making music come alive on film without compromising its fierce energy or romantic soul. Is this a tour de force or what? As Hedwig would say, you do the math, honey.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

A cross between Velvet Goldmine and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig is simultaneously brash and crude, mythical, and touching as it parallels the division of Eastern Europe with the tribulations of its be-wigged protagonist and her search for identity.” - Jane Crowther, BBC - Films

Dir: John Cameron Mitchell, USA, 2001, 95 mins, 15+