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Film: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 3:00pm
This may be the only instance where three queens beat a royal flush. This frolic by Aussie writer/director Elliott sends a trio of "showgirls" -- two drag queens and one transsexual -- out of the tolerant environs of big-city Sydney and deep into the wilds of Central Australia, where men are men and less inclined to be genteel to a fella in a hoop skirt and halter. Their mode of transport is a second-hand bus which they christen Priscilla and which has a nasty habit of breaking down in the least hospitable locales. It's essentially a road movie; episodic, with the leads discovering truths about themselves along the way and playing off the dramatic -- and hon, I mean dramatic -- contrast between the stark Australian outback and the flashy drag performers. Magenta and Mylar against rust and rock, arias against aborigines.

- The Austin Chronicle

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994, Director Stephan Elliott)
35mm Film
104 mins
Feb 1-2 at 7 and 9:30 pm, Feb 3 @ 3 pm
5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission

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