This year, the screenings at RuPaul’s DragCon are a freakin’ doozy! There will be three movie screenings with Q&A sessions! First up is Jawbreaker with a Q&A following with director Darren Stein and one of the film’s stars Rebecca Gayheart and will be hosted by cinefile Peaches Christ. Then we have a screening of Gregg Araki‘s Mysterious Skin featuring a Q&A with Gregg following the film. After that, there’s a screening of the WOW and Blue Oyster Films produced film Dressed As A Girl and it will be followed with a Q&A with director Colin Rothbart and stars Amber Waze, Holestar, and John Sizzle. All this AND a special screening of Viva!
17 years ago, she killed the teen dream in the 90’s and we’re still dealing with it today. Get out your brightest crop top and join us for a special screening of the cult classic Jawbreaker followed by a Q&A hosted by Peaches Christ with Rebecca Gayheart and the remarkable director Darren Stein.
From the director of The Doom Generation, Totally Fucked Up, and The Living End, we’re pleased to announce an intimate screening of the poetic and transcendent filmMysterious Skin. Stick around after for a special Q & A with the poignant and incomparable director Gregg Araki.
UK director Colin Rothbart in his feature film debut rips off the wigs and wipes away the mascara to find the real people behind the figureheads of East London’s much-hyped alternative drag scene. Following in the tradition of Paris Is Burning and The Cockettes, DRESSED AS A GIRL paints a compelling London portrait that pulls audiences beyond the performances into a mesmerising and previously inaccessible underworld.
Filmed over six years and following six cult stars as they swim against the tide (Jonny Woo, Holestar, Scottee, Amber Waze, Pia Arber and John Sizzle). The film follows the literal highs and graphic lows of this popular tribe, revealing the personal struggles of each heroine. Dressed as a Girl demonstrates how the power of friendship can ensure survival against all odds, and how individualism is a group activity. These radical, iconic, players come together to form a sturdy house of cards, and no matter how high the tide is – there’s always a laugh to be had.
Screening will be followed by Q&A with director Colin Rothbart and cast members Amber Waze, Holestar, John Sizzle
VIVA stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, who dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, VIVA becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family. VIVA was a hit at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, and is Ireland’s entry for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award this year.