Films For Feast
Mercury Cinema presents Films For Feast, a queer takeover — on our Silver Screen, the charming, coming-of-identity Miss with the SA premiere of the flamboyant, ecstatic Swan Song — and through the member’s only Adelaide Cinémathèque, a look back on the spectacle of pre-liberation sexuality: Kenneth Anger’s Magick Lantern Cycle; Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge; Reflections in a Golden Eye.
ADELAIDE CINÉMATHÈQUE: (Members Only)
Membership: $35 / year
Member Ticket Price: $10
SILVER SCREEN: MISS
09 / 11 / 2021 | 10:45AM
19 / 11 / 2021 | 2:00PM
All Alex has dreamed of is winning the Miss France beauty pageant, ever since they were a little boy. After an adolescence held back by gender-norms and personal torment, a fresh encounter spurs them on the joyful journey of a lifetime. Ruben Alves’ celebratory success is made by its status-quo-breaking star, Alexandre Wetter, in their film debut.
SILVER SCREEN: SWAN SONG
09 / 11 / 2021 | 2:00PM
19 / 11 / 2021 | 10:45AM
South Australian Premiere! Udo Kier stars as a fabulous, flamboyant former hairdresser, “the Liberace of Sandusky”, brought out of retirement in order to fulfill the posthumous wishes of a wealthy client (Linda Evans). Trekking across the Midwest for hairspray and pomade, his encounters with a hysterical array of colourful characters lead to appreciate a new, liberated world.
ADELAIDE CINÉMATHÈQUE: Kenneth Anger’s MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE
15 / 11 / 2021 | 7:00PM
In his late-teens Kenneth Anger discovered his sexuality, was arrested for it, and produced (just two years after WWII) the homoerotic and honest Fireworks, the first in his Magick Lantern Cycle spanning four decades of ritualistic filmmaking. Includes: Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954); Scorpio Rising (1963); Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969); Lucifer Rising (1980) and more.
ADELAIDE CINÉMATHÈQUE: MYRA BRECKINRIDGE
17 / 11 / 2021 | 7:00PM
Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge follows the double-life of a woman flung into Hollywood, after an inheritance, a career, and the destruction of the American malein all his forms. In adaptation, Myra Breckinridge is a camp, perverse, cult classic, absurd and hedonistic, a psychedelic fantasy of identity and liberation—impossible to posses, much like Myra herself.
ADELAIDE CINÉMATHÈQUE: REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE
22 / 11 / 2021 | 7:00PM
Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor star as a bitter, sexless couple, cooped up on a military base’s artificial homestead. Thrown into the mix is a brooding young recruit, who covets Taylor and is in-turn coveted by Brando, catching his attention with his nightly horse rides, bareback to bare-arse. You’ll be amazed at what Hollywood was once capable of.