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Swan Song

Directed by Todd Stephens
105 minutes
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A fabulously snippy hairdresser (screen legend Udo Kier; Bacurau, SFF 2019) escapes his nursing home and treks across small-town Ohio to fulfil the dying wish of a former client.
Once upon a time every society lady in Sandusky, Ohio, flocked to the salon of hair magician and drag queen Pat Pitsenbarger (Kier). But that was thirty years ago, before "the Liberace of Sandusky" lost everything – including the love of his life. The despondent Pat seems destined to end his days in a retirement home. That's until he's informed that a rich former client has posthumously nominated him to style her funeral hairdo. What follows is a poignant and often uproariously funny odyssey. Pat seeks out the old-school supplies he needs – while visiting people and places from a time long before the rainbow flag flew openly in Sandusky. Kier, in the performance of his life, is simply superb and the soundtrack rocks.
There’s a sincerity here underneath the frothy caper of a renegade stylist shoplifting hair products all over town and finding his own unique way to have the last word.
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
The actor brings something no other performer could to the role, a sly European elegance.
Peter Debruge, Variety

Films showing at this event:

The Little Prince(ss)
Fri 5 November 6:00pm, Sat 6 November 7:45pm
When Gabriel, a Chinese ballet-loving kid, becomes friends with Rob, another kid at school, Rob’s dad gets suspicious about Gabriel's “feminine” behaviour and decides to intervene.


Fri 5 Nov
Ritz Cinemas Randwick 5
Past Event Cancel
Sat 6 Nov
Palace Chauvel Cinema
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Features, On Demand
In English
Todd Stephens
Todd Stephens, Eric Eisenbrey, Stephen Israel, Rhet Topham, Tim Kaltenecker
Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans
Todd Stephens
Jackson Warner Lewis
Spencer Schilly, Santiago Figueira W.
Comedy, Gender & Sexuality, Seniors, LGBTIQ+ Films
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Icon Film Distribution
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