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Come for a drag queen guided ride through the Australian desert in a lavender-colored bus! Please join us on Thursday, February 7, at 6:30p.m.at the Wildish Theater for the Springfilm On the Move free screening of The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the DesertThe film follows Sydney-based performer ‘Tick’ Belrose (Weaving), who accepts an offer to perform his drag act – Mitzi Del Bra – in Alice Springs, a remote town in Central Australia. Joined by fellow performers Bernadette, a transgender woman played by Terence Stamp, and the obnoxious Adam/Felicia Jollygoodfellow (Pearce) they encounter a host of both friendly and homophobic Australians as they travel through the Outback. Winning the Oscar for best costume design in 1994, ‘Priscilla’ was recognized for introducing LGBTQ themes to a mainstream audience and has since been turned into an award-winning musical.

Starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pierce, Terence Stamp and Bill Hunter; directed by Stephan Elliott; 104 minutes; 1994; Rated R.

Watch the film and stay for a short after-film discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend. The ongoing film series is presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership between the Springfield Library, the Springfield Library Foundation, and Willamalane Park& Recreation District.

Springfilm On the Move continues on March 28, 2019 with The Dark Crystal. Through August 2019, Springfilm will feature a monthly free screening of a film where travel is part of the plot.

What: Plank Town presents: Springfilm, “On the Move,” free screening of Stephan Elliott’s The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

When:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 7

Where:  Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541-726-2232, kcure@springfield-or.gov

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