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The Wedding of Vera Drew & The Joker + The People’s Joker


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The Wedding of Vera Drew & The Joker + The People’s Joker

The Wedding of Vera Drew & The Joker + The People’s Joker

The Frida Cinema and Altered Innocence cordially invite you to join us for a historical one-night-only event, taking place on art house screens across the USA! Witness the bond of eternal love -- and the fair use defense... -- as indie darling Vera Drew legally ties the knot with The Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker, at a special "Wedding Ceremony!" encore screening of director/co-writer Vera Drew's 2022 instant cult classic The People's Joker!

Returning to The Frida after its hit April 2024 run, The People's Joker is a bold and unique reimagining of the iconic DC Comics character, Joker, through the lens of a transgender woman navigating her identity and dreams in a world that feels as absurd as a comic book. Set in a dystopian Gotham City, the film follows Vera, played by Drew herself, who aspires to become the first openly trans comedian. Struggling with oppressive societal norms and personal demons, Vera undergoes a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Infused with dark humor, surreal visuals, and a satirical edge, "The People's Joker" challenges traditional narratives and delivers a poignant message about authenticity and resilience.

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film has been heralded for its innovative storytelling, its audacious approach to the superhero genre, its unapologetic exploration of trans identity, and Drew's fearless performance. A groundbreaking piece of indie cinema that pushes boundaries and invites audiences to view the world through a different, more inclusive lens, The People's Joker is being re-released in theaters by distributor Altered Innocence by popular demand for this one-night-only special event -- with an added on-screen wedding ceremony to boot!

Before the film, we invite you to join us for The Wedding of Vera Drew and The Joker! Witness the bond of eternal love and the fair use defense, as indie darling Vera Drew legally ties the knot with The Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker. As everyone knows for the past 4 years, Vera Drew and the Joker have been romantically and creatively involved with many describing them as "the dynamic duo of love, laughter, and (parody) law." Now, the two lovebirds are ready to make it official in a house of God, and before the eyes of the world.

DRESS CODE: Dress up for the occasion! Clown makeup, cosplay, pajamas, dysphoria hoodies -- come as you are, and enjoy the show!

Official Selection: TIFF Midnight Madness, Fantastic Fest, Outfest LA, Chicago IFF, SXSW Sydney

"Within the film's confessional chaos lives the spirit of Vaginal Davis, Ryan Trecartin and other maverick queer filmmakers who toyed with genre to torpedo gender. It's reviving to see an artist take up the cause." - The New York Times

"Fiercely original and deeply personal... a genuinely moving story of self-acceptance, self-love, and the inspiring act of an artist stepping into her power." - Indiewire

"The Batman parody trans people need and deserve." - them.

  • Rating NR
  • Running time 100
  • Genre Cult Cinema

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Wednesday, July 24th