The Cockettes 2002 Ages 15+

12.35PM Sun 22 Nov 2020 (1hr 40mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘At the dawn of the 1970s in San Francisco, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies calling themselves The Cockettes presented a series of legendary midnight drag shows at the Palace Theater. Their all-singing, all-dancing extravaganzas featured elaborate costumes, rebellious sexuality, and exuberant chaos.’ Walker Art Center

‘This is why I go see documentaries in the theater – to be moved and entertained all at once. This is one of those rare docs that paints a grand picture of an era and makes the journey feel like a party. One moment I was laughing my ass off and the next moment I was in tears. Witnessing the creative anarchy of the subjects of “The Cockettes” is pure joy.’  Chris Gore, Film Threat

Screening: Sat 24 Oct 3.10pm, Sun 8 Nov 3.00pm and Sun 22 Nov 12.35pm

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, DOLBY, 100 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: BILL WEBER, DAVID WEISSMAN / SCRIPT: SARAH JORDENO, TWIGGY PUCCI GARCON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MARSHA KAHM / EDITOR: BILL WEBER / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DAVID WEISSMAN FILMS