Freak Show

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Freak Show


Friday Aug 17 06:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


General Admission: $20.00


About the Film:

Part of Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2018

Presented by: Honolulu Magazine

Closing Night Reception: The festival closes with a relaxing reception in the Luce Pavilion prior to the screening. Doors open at 6pm. Film starts at 8pm.

Directed by Trudie Styler. 2017. USA. 91 min.
Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game, The End of the F****Ing World) is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked, gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother (Bette Midler) is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, Bloom finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school. Undaunted by the bullies who don't understand him, the fearless Bloom sets out to make a big statement in his own inimitable way: challenging the school's reigning mean girl (Abigail Breslin, Scream Queens, Little Miss Sunshine) for the title of homecoming queen. This proudly offbeat comedy is an irresistible ode to outsiders and nonconformists of all stripes. With Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black).

Preceded by:

Directed by Alex Myung. 2016. USA. 22 min.
This 2D-animated film explores one boy's struggle to face the truth of his life and love, and reveal it to the person he cares about most. Arrival delves into the often-unexamined ripple effect that hiding your true self has on loved ones around you. This traditionally animated film tells the journey of how a young boy's personal discovery affects the long-distance relationship he keeps with his mother.

2017 Berlin International Film Festival Generation 14plus; Frameline41; 2017 NewFest; Closing Night Gala—2017 OUTFest; Closing Night Film—2018 Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival; 2018 Melbourne Queer Film Festival; 2018 BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival; 2018 OUTshine Film Festival Miami

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