WAM Nights: mama.film Series – The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
About this Event
Whether subtle or extravagant, a film’s costume design conveys its social fabric – the essential storytelling elements of time, place, personality and more. In conjunction with Isabelle De Borchgrave’s exquisite exhibition, WAM and mama.film have curated a series of films that span the decades, to celebrate the art of costume design on screen. These films feature iconic costumes that are unforgettable and often scene stealing. Joining us are local experts and aficionados who will contextualize the costumes as they relate to each story.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Directed by Stephan Elliot, 1994
Special Guest: Imani K.O. Kotoure
Imani K.O. Kotoure is a former Miss Wichita Pride 2017, All American Goddess 2018, & Miss Gay Wichita 2019. Imani enjoys fabric shopping, sewing her own garments, & dancing. But this Knockout also loves to read and spend quality time with her family and friends off stage as well. When Imani began practicing the art of female impersonation in 2016 Imani never would have imagined the opportunities that the world of Drag had to offer. & She would like to thank her community for their continued support.
About the film: When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship. (Winner, Best Costume Design 1995 Academy Awards).
$10 general public; free to WAM members. Purchase tickets at the door.