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The Queen

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Fri Aug 16: 8.30pm Sat Aug 17: 4.30pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm Sun Aug 18: 4.30pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm Mon Aug 19: 3.00pm Tue Aug 20: 3.00pm Wed Aug 21: 8.30pm Frank Simon US 1968 1h 8m About ** New 4K restoration from the original camera negative! ** More than 40 years before RuPauls Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us backstage to kiki with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. Organized by LGBT icon and activist Flawless Sabrina, the competition boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol and his superstars Edie Sedgwick and Mario Montez. But perhaps most memorable is an epic diatribe calling out the pageant scenes racial bias delivered by Crystal LaBeija, who would go on to form the influential House of LaBeija, heavily featured in Paris Is Burning (1990). A vibrant piece of LGBT history, The Queen can now be seen in full resplendence thanks to a new restoration from the original camera negative.

Cost: 7 - 12 USD
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/19649/event/4255163

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