THE COCKETTES (20th Anniversary)
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this dazzling doc captures the singular artistic outrageousness of a flamboyant ensemble of San Francisco hippies
As the psychedelic ’60’s began evolving into the gay ’70’s in San Francisco, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies known as The Cockettes decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter for a series of legendary midnight musicals. With titles like “Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma” and “Pearls over Shanghai,” these all-singing, all-dancing extravaganzas featured elaborate costumes, rebellious sexuality, and exuberant chaos.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this dazzling doc from co-directors Bill Weber and David Weissman captures the unique burst of cultural experimentation and artistic outrageousness that continues to influence the worlds of theater, music, fashion, gay politics and spirituality, and urban club life. Co-presented with The American LGBTQ+ Museum.
This film will be followed by a Q&A.
Co-presented with The American LGBTQ+ Museum
The 20th anniversary screening will be followed by a conversation with THE COCKETTES co-directors Bill Weber & David Weissman, moderated by filmmaker Stephen Winter.
Bill Weber, David Weissman