IFC Center Announces 'SUMMER OF DRAG' Series
By Alex Panisch
New York’s IFC Center and Queer/Art/Film, a long-running, monthly film series that runs at the IFC, have announced that Summer 2014 will be the “SUMMER OF DRAG.” Once a month, from May through August, the IFC Center will feature a drag-centric film hosted by one of the city’s most famous drag performers. The series, part of Queer/Art/Film, is curated by filmmakers Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On) and Adam Baran.
Each of the four films, Richard Brenner’s Outrageous!, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Suddenly, Last Summer, John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Frank Simon’s The Queen, will be introduced by a drag performer who has found the flick particularly important and will be followed by a Q&A session and an after party at New York’s oldest gay bar, Julius.
Drag legend Lypsinka will host Outrageous! May 12; Latina queen Barbara Herr’s selection, Suddenly, Last Summer, a Tennessee Williams adaptation staring Elizabeth Taylor will feature June 9; the BUSHWIG girls will show Hedwig and the Angry Inch on July 7; and drag king Murray Hill will close out the season with The Queen on August 11.
It's the must-see film event of the summer. You can purchase your tickets here.