I Am Divine
PRICE INCLUDES AFTER PARTY AT WEST COAST TAVERN, LOCATED IN THE LOBBY OF THE BIRCH NORTH PARK THEATRE.
Sunday, June 2nd – 7:00pm – CLOSING NIGHT.
Sponsored By: SDGLN/SD Pix
I Am Divine (2013), Director: Jeffrey Schwarz, 85min, USA. – CALIFORNIA PREMIERE.
I AM DIVINE is the story of Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead) following his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased, Baltimore youth to an internationally-recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality and in the process revolutionized pop culture. I AM DIVINE is a definitive and entertaining biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy, juxtaposed with his emotional complexity and insecurity during the process.
Featuring: John Waters, Ricki Lake, Jackie Beat, Sue Lowe, Bebe Zahara Benet, Frances Milstead, David Decoteau, Pat Moran, Dennis Dermody, Michael Musto, Brian Entler (Lady Bear), John Epperson (Lypsinka), Mink Stole and many more!
With: Cold Star (2012), Director: Kai Staenicke, 7min, Germany.
A boy experiences new desires while watching a mysterious man at an indoor swimming pool. Forced up a diving platform by his rowdy friends, he receives unexpected help, which in turn unleashes his friend’s own inhibitions.
With: The Divine Decadence of Cheesecake (2012), Director: Peter Savieri, 13min, Australia.
Golden Girls fanatic Ash Flanders is split in two: the more feminine and indolent Ashleigh, and the slightly masculine and elegant Ash. In a desperate hope to connect his two sides, Ashleigh reads a letter detailing an account of old friends Blanche and Dorothy spending an unexpected erotic afternoon together.