Orange County’s LGBT Pride Parade and Festival returns to Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, June 23rd! To celebrate, we’re offering two opportunities to catch hilarious and inspiring 1994 comedy classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on the big screen – for FREE!! Screenings start at 2pm and 7:30pm!
When drag queen Anthony/Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, which Mitzi christens Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it turns their lives around and threatens their act and their friendship.
Featuring an electric 1970’s soundtrack, and unforgettable Oscar-winning costumes by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a true landmark in the history of LGBT cinema, managing to expertly address themes of identity, gender, aging, homophobia, and family, while simultaneously delivering side-splitting laughs with its brilliant, and often shockingly irreverent, screenplay. A classic in every sense.
Directed by Stephan Elliott. 104 minutes. Australia. Rated R.
Saturday, June 23 – 2pm & 7:30pm
“★★★★★. Funny, extravangantly silly, and surprisingly poignant.“ – Randy Shulman, Metro Weekly
“★★★★. Where else are you going to see General Zod, Agent Smith and the guy from Memento as drag queens stranded in the Australian Outback?“ – Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
“A roaringly comic, and powerfully, affecting road movie. Terence Stamp gives one of the year’s best performances.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone