CBC Early Edition and Vancouver Courier columnist Fred Lee will host a very special screening of the iconic gay film Priscilla: Queen of the Desert as part of the Vancouver International Film Centre’s Cinema Salon.
Join man-about-town Fred Lee as he hosts a screening of his favourite film Priscilla: Queen of the Desert on Tuesday, September 1st at 7:30pm at the Vancouver International Film Centre (VIFC).
This screening is part of the VIFC’s Cinema Salon series where the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the film over drinks and snacks in the VIFC’s lounge after the show.
THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Tuesday, September 1, 7:30pm
Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour Street (at Davie)
Director: Stephan Elliott // Cast: Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving // Australia, 1994 // 104 minutes
BUY TICKETS at http://www.vifc.org
Presented by Fred Lee
Australia’s most entertaining film blitzed overseas box offices, caused a near riot at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Oscar for Best Costume Design. THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, is fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable – a road movie with attitude and the occasional frock, featuring a transsexual and two drag queens driving across the Australian outback (a place less tolerant to such a spectacle than Sydney) in a bus named Priscilla.
Dress-up is optional – but we heavily encourage gala dress of tacky gowns, feather boas, eye shadow galore, magnificent wigs, ruby slippers plus any look-alikes for Mae, Marlene, Madonna or Marilyn. Sing along with Abba and Gloria Gaynor and if you don’t know the lyrics, just yell, “Shrimp on the barbie!”