June 25, 07:00pm

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (15)

Memo Arts Centre
Memo Arts Centre
Celebrate Pride Month with a fabulous 25th anniversary screening of the Oscar-winning Aussie classic, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Fancy dress and feather boas encouraged! When drag queen Anthony/Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow performer Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce) and friend Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colourful bus, which Mitzi christens “Priscilla”, the three travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. “A bright, glitzy and fabulously queer road movie … intelligent and entertaining, with spectacular costumes.” Guardian 25 years after its initial release, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a true landmark in the history of LGBTQ cinema, managing to expertly address themes of identity, gender, aging, homophobia, and family, while simultaneously delivering side-splitting laughs with its brilliant, often shockingly irreverent, screenplay. A truly fabulous, “tack-o-rama” classic!