28 October 2017 (Saturday)
A group of stage performers, who are in their sixties and seventies, preparing for the finale of a spectacular show called “Gardenia”, are going to perform the last episode of their lives on the same stage. Being drag queens and transsexuals, their extraordinary lives are full of ups and downs. They experienced disappointment and success, sometimes humiliation but never without joyful moment. Now that the aging performers are no longer in the limelight, where can they find the pathway for their future? Looks like they are already shivering in the cold autumn wind when there is still a freezing winter ahead. The documentary “Before the Last Curtain Falls” has recorded their stories and in the coming Autumn Movie Screening, they will share with us the struggle they encountered for all these years.
PMQ invites you to the Autumn Screening on Before the Last Curtain Falls at Qube (2/F) on 28 Oct, 2017 (Saturday). Join as PMQ Friends and R.S.V.P. for FREE entry of two people. First-come, first-served by online registration only (Each participant is eligible to R.S.V.P. for once only).
28 Oct (Sat)
The documentary “Before the Last Curtain Falls” tells the story of great love, bitter disappointments and self-doubts – but most of all of courage. The courage to take risks, try something new and be yourself – no matter what age. The film dives deeply into the exceptional and heart-warming stories of a group of transsexuals and drag queens in their sixties and seventies, who summon up their bravery to take to the stage one last time. For two years they have been touring in five continents, basking in the success of a spectacular show called “Gardenia”, directed by Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke. Now, as the show comes to a close, the glamorous aging performers must leave the limelight and go home to the quiet lives they left behind.
Director : Thomas Wallner
Duration : 87 mins
Language: Dutch and French
Subtitle: English & Chinese