Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an internationally ignored but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as inhabiting a beautiful gender of one. The film tells Hedwigs 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.
||Jun. 25, 2019
||John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Michael Aronov, Miriam Shor, Ben Mayer-Goodman, Alberta Watson, Gene Pyrz, Karen Hines, Max Toulch, Maurice Dean Wint, Ermes Blarasin, Sook Yin Lee, Maggie Moore, Renat
||John Cameron Mitchell
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