Mirth, Marvel & Maud
Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 7:45pm
(£9.21 including booking fee)
About HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH (John C. Mitchell, 2001, Cert 15) Full Price
Stow Film Lounge @Mirth, Marvel & Maud (former Granada cinema), 186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH
Tuesday 23rd July
Stow Film Lounge presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John C. Mitchell, 2001, Cert 15)
With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist.
Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true. But there's a catch, in order to marry and emigrate Hansel must "leave a little something behind." Hedwig survives a botched sex change operation that leaves her with an "angry inch" only to be stranded in a Kansas trailer park the very day the Berlin Wall comes down. Undeterred, Hedwig dons immaculate makeup and a Farrah Fawcett wig and forms a rock band -The Angry Inch. While supporting herself with babysitting gigs, she falls for a 16-year-old Jesus freak she renames Tommy Gnosis. Tommy steals her songs and becomes the rock star Hedwig always dreamed she'd be. Refusing to be defeated, she fiercely performs in crumbling theme restaurants seeking recognition, retribution, and reconciliation with her other half.
The film tells Hedwig’s story through her music, an eclectic assortment of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.
Doors open 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm, Close 10.00pm
Popcorn and ice-creams will be available in the cinema. Mirth's bar will also be open.
£8.50/6.50 full/concession (senior citizens, unwaged, students). Online plus booking fee and available at:
£9/£7 full/conc on the door
The venue is accessible.
More information at www.stowfilmlounge.com
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We are sorry but no refunds are available.
Mirth, Marvel & Maud
186 Hoe Street,