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Bombay Dost Sunday High - 23 Nov

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You are cordially invited to


Sunday High, 23 November 2008





The next Sunday High will feature two all-time camp classics. Both films are essentially queer masterpieces that crossed over to the mainstream and acquired cult followings, Rocky Horror through the midnight screenings which led to it becoming the longest running theatrical release in film history, Hedwig though hundreds of spin-off rock gigs that proliferated across the world. These are films about expressing your true self, no matter how flamboyant or quirky it may be - so get your dancing shoes on and join us for the Bombay Dost Cult Musical Double Bill.


Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 

100 min English - with subtitles

directed by Jim Sharman with Susan Sanrandon, Tim Curry

What do a Transylvanian transvestite, a cryogenically-preserved motorbiker and a Frankenstein's monster wearing golden underpants all have in common? They're all crucial parts of this comedy cult classic which is at once hysterical, indispensable and truly disturbing. Innocent young lovers Brad and Janet are stranded when their car breaks down, so they are forced to seek refuge in the castle of the bizarre Dr. Frankenfurter, who is having a gathering of some kind... What ensues is an unforgettable night of music and madness where, like a circus act, you never know what's going to come next. By the end of the night, fantasies will be realities, men will be women and everything will be explained - or will it? IMDB


Hedwig And The Angry Inch (2001) 

95 min English - with subtitles

directed by John Cameron Mitchell with John Cameron Mitchell, Rob Campbell, Michael Pitt

Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to - years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig... but then left with all her songs. IMDB


BONUS SHORT: Un Chant d'Amour [A Song of Love] (1950) 

26 min Silent 

directed by Jean Genet with Coco Le Martiniquais, Lucien Sénémaud

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication. IMDB 


BONUS SHORT: Matroos [Sailor] (1998) 

16 min Silent 

directed by Bavo Defurne with Joram Schurmans

A teenager adores his sailor friend. He dreams about the exotic countries, marvelous starry skies and the inevitable homesickness that would bring his friend back to him. In a colorful series of mythical referential images, his fragile dreams get so unreal, that the enthusiasm for seeing his friend again turns into anxiousness. ✒ IMDB



Light snacks & refreshments will be served at the end of the first feature.


Screening Time: 4.30 p.m. onwards on 23rd Nov 08


Venue: The Humsafar Trust's Drop-in Centre, 4th floor,

Municipal Transit Building/Vakola Municipal Market Building,

Near Raheja Point and Vakola Masjid, Santacruz (East), Mumbai.


Getting There: It's approximately minimum fare by autorickshaw from Santacruz station (East). You could also take routes 311 or 313. The same routes also operate from Kurla (West) station.


Space Courtesy: The Humsafar Trust.


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