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Cult favorite 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' to screen

RELEASED: Sept. 22, 2011

Hedwig

EAU CLAIRE — "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (2001), a cult favorite praised as "trash perfection" by The New Yorker, will screen Oct. 6-9 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The University Activities Commission of the Student Senate will present the film at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

The exuberant rock cabaret is adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway stage hit written and directed by and starring John Cameron Mitchell ("Shortbus"). Hedwig, born Hansel, is an East German transsexual rocker on a journey to find love and stardom in her new home — a trailer park in Kansas. Touring the dives of America with her band, The Angry Inch (a reference to the result of her botched sex-change operation), the glam-rock diva fiercely performs in crumbling theme restaurants, seeking recognition and retribution.

The New York Times called the film "an adult, thought-provoking musical about the quest to forge an identity that works for both the head and heart ... terrifically served by a fresh and tuneful score by Stephen Trask."

The 95-minute film is rated R for sexual content and language.

Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or International Film Society membership. Community members who wish to attend campus films can purchase an annual IFS membership at the Service Center (715-836-3727) in Davies Center's east lobby. An individual membership costs $4, and a family membership is $10.

More information about campus films is available online and at the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office, Davies Center 133.

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