Franco Rosso’s incendiary BABYLON had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980, but went unreleased in the U.S. for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension.” Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman “BABYLON”

1980, UK, 95 minutes, Directed by Franco Rosso
Cast: Brinsley Forde, Karl Howman, Trevor Laird


Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by 2019 Filmmaker on the Edge honoree John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. A singular pop culture phenomenon that feels as vital in 2019 as it did in its Off-Broadway debut, HEDWIG is firmly established as a pop culture phenomenon, having returned to the New York stage (and winning 4 “HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH”

2001, USA, 95 minutes, Directed by John Cameron Mitchell
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt


In a screening hosted by John Waters, Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children. The reviews are almost as awesome as the movie: “Like a twisted remake of Home Alone on bath salts” –Screen Crush “Zero to 60 speedy crazy” –The Hollywood Reporter “One of “JOHN WATERS PRESENTS: MOM AND DAD”

2018, USA, 83 minutes, Directed by Brian Taylor
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters


East Coast Premiere Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, Oscar winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman travel to three different communities—Salt Lake City, Utah; San Francisco, California; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama—for an unflinching look at LGBTQ Pride, from the perspective of a younger generation for whom it still has personal urgency. Past struggles are revisited and trailblazers are celebrated as the millennial generation in these “STATE OF PRIDE”


Nominated for four Academy Awards including best director, SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY is the 1971 British drama written by Penelope Gilliat. It tells the story of a free-spirited young bisexual artist (Murray Head) and his simultaneous relationships with a divorced career woman (Glenda Jackson) and a middle-aged Jewish male doctor (Peter Finch). It was significant for its time with Finch’s lead gay character depicted as successful, “SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY”

1971, USA, 110 minutes, Directed by John Schlesinger
Cast: Murray Head, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch