Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Sioux Falls State Theatre Fri, Jun 25 10:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2001
Format:4K DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Cameron Mitchell
Cast:John Cameron Mitchell
Miriam Shor
Stephen Trask
Theodore Liscinski
Rob Campbell
Screenwriter:John Cameron Mitchell
Music By:Stephen Trask


With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an "internationally ignored" but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as inhabiting a "beautiful gender of one." The film tells Hedwig’s story through her music, an eclectic assortment of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.

92% Rating

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch may very well be the next Rocky Horror midnight movie.
It not only knows how to rock, but Hedwig's story has an emotional poignancy."

- Rotten Tomatoes

"Hedwig is a force of nature, burned out and jaded yet brimming with compassion and bursting with energy."
- Chicago Tribune

"Love, fame, self-acceptance, fabulous wigs -- Hedwig achieves everything Moulin Rouge aspires to with far less effort."
- Entertainment Weekly

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