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august 2019

tue27aug7:00 PM9:00 PMHomo Arigato presents THE QUEENBenefiting the Hill Country Ride for AIDS7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AFS CinemaCategories:FilmAges:21+

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Join your Hill Country Ride for AIDS friends and stellar drag performers Mandy Quinn and Colleen DeForrest for a mini-fundraiser and a great show when AFS graciously hosts us at their showing of The Queen! Come at 6:30 for some Happy Hour and the movie and live drag at 7! $2 off sparkling wine at AFS’ excellent full bar that night!

More than 40 years before RuPaul’s Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us backstage to kiki with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. Organized by queer icon and activist Flawless Sabrina, the competition boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol. But perhaps most memorable is an epic diatribe calling out the pageant scene’s racial bias delivered by Crystal LaBeija, who would go on to form the influential House of LaBeija, heavily featured in Paris Is Burning (1990). A vibrant piece of queer history, The Queen can now be seen in full resplendence thanks to a new restoration from the original camera negative.

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Schedule

6:30 PM – Happy Hour

7 PM – Drag show and screening

Price

$11.25 – AFS member and non-members (+$1.50 fee)

Save $2 off tickets with code: HCRFA

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Austin Film SocietyFounded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media.afs@austinfilm.org 6406 N I-35 Ste 3100, Austin TX 78752

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