2016 OC Pride Festival and Parade returns to Downtown Santa Ana the weekend of June 24! Kick off the weekend with director Stephan Elliott’s alternately hilarious and poignant 1994 comedy classic, THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT!
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, by expertly managing to 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.
Dir. Stephan Elliott / Australia / 104min.
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