Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film written for the screen and directed by John Cameron Mitchell and based on Mitchell’s and Stephen Trask’s 1998 stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
The film tells the story of the “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig Robinson and her search for stardom and love as she tours the country with her band. The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970s glam rock style of David Bowie (who co-produced the Los Angeles production of the show), as well as the work of John Lennon and early punk performers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.
The film won the Best Director and Audience Awards at the Sundance Film Festival as well as Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Mitchell received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the Premiere magazine Performance of the Year Award.
About Out on Film, Presented by David Nygaard
Join the Virginia Queer Film Festival and our local theater partners for Out on Film.
Presented by David Nygaard, a year-round schedule of full length LGBTQ+ films. We’ve curated a comprehensive collection of wide-release feature films and documentaries, and thanks to our presenting theaters, we will be screening one a month at one of the alternating locations listed below.
Produced in conjunction with Zeiders American Dream Theater (Virginia Beach), the Naro Theater (Norfolk), and the American Theater (Hampton).
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