Hedwig and the Angry Inch

A young East German boy flees Soviet-era communism to become a rampaging trans rock star (John Cameron Mitchell) barnstorming the American heartland in pursuit of his former lover/protégé (MIchael Pitt). Arguably the only rock musical to get the rock all the way right, the film version of Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s stage show escapes staginess with brilliant camerawork, creative animation, and real live-band fervor. -LG

2001 John Cameron Mitchell 1.85:1 Color dcp 95 min.