Cockettes on the Silver Screen

DJ Dank Presents: Cockettes on the Silver Screen
Featuring Scrumbly Koldewyn and the cast of Cockettes Nouveau
After screening Q&A with Sebastian, Director of Tricia’s Wedding, and Special Guests
Preferred Seating Tickets ($20) get VIP Goodie Bags!

A Fundraiser for the Cockettes Nouveau’s Trip to NYC to Perform at Joe’s Pub. Featuring three films: Hibiscus Video, Cockettes are Golden, and Tricia’s Wedding. With Scrumbly Koldewyn and the cast of Cockettes Nouveau. After screening Q&A with Sebastian, director of Tricia’s Wedding, and Special Guests.

Hibiscus Video
2020, 3 mins, Digital, USA. Narrated by Mary Lou Harris 

This three minute documentary about the Cockettes’ founder Hibiscus made by his sister will get you every time as it beautifully and lyrically tells his story and celebrates the freedom he brought to all those around him. 

Cockettes Are Golden
2021, 73 mins, Digital, USA. Photographed and Edited by Dave Johnson

On January 4, 2020, the Cockettes Are Golden, a 50th Anniversary Celebration, premiered at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. There was a line wrapped around the block, and the audience was so excited it took 30 minutes to calm them down to start the show. What follows is a 73 minute cut of highlights from the show which features recreations of many of the Cockettes most famous numbers. Hosted by the Thrillpeddlers impresario Russell Blackwood and featuring many of the Thrillpeddlers troupe, it also served as a finale for the group after they lost their performance space due to gentrification a couple of years before. Featuring special guest cult film icon John Waters. Produced by Dan Karkoska. 

Tricia’s Wedding
1971, 31 mins, 16mm-to-DCP. Directed by Milton Miron aka Sebastian

The Cockettes in their only movie made this spoof of President Nixon’s daughter Tricia getting married in 1971. It was shown at the exact time the actual wedding happened. It was eventually screened in the White House causing Nixon to consider going after the troupe. 

“Hilarious, shocking, and decades ahead of its time, Tricia’s Wedding is a mini-masterpiece of political theatre that brings together guerrilla drag, performance art, the burgeoning queer aesthetic of practitioners like John Waters and Charles Ludlam, and demolishes them all in the process.” – David Serlin, Communication and Science Studies, Critical Gender Studies, University of California at San Diego 

Come revel in psychedelic debauchery as you’ve never seen it before with a new pristine 4K remaster of Tricia’s Wedding. Restoration commissioned by Frameline and the OutFest UCLA Legacy Project and facilitated by the UCLA Film & Television Archive for the 50th anniversary of this queer cinema landmark. 

1h 47m
2D Digital


Monday, July 8, 2024 6:15 PM
Location Big Roxie

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