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Fringe! presents Zero Patience

Tue Jan 28, 19:00

Film, The Cinema Museum, £8

Zero Patience
dir. John Greyson | Canada | 1993 | 97 min

There never was, and never will be again, a musical like ‘Zero Patience’. Worlds collide as 19th century explorer Sir Richard Burton, joins forces with the ghost of ‘Patient Zero’, to refute the urban legend of how HIV was introduced to North America. Offering a subversive and sassy take on the AIDS epidemic, this film once lauded for its “spunk, humour, enthusiasm and wit.”, remains a jewel in the New Queer Cinema crown. Come in with an open heart and mind, ready for underwater ballet numbers and songs that will make you laugh, whilst challenging your preconceptions.  

Short before the feature
The Making Of Monsters
dir. John Greyson | Canada | 1990 | 35 min

The behind the scenes documentary of a made for TV musical, about the homophobic murder of Kenneth Zeller, directed by Bertolt Brecht who now takes the form of a fish. We are delighted to show this controversial and little seen short by John Greyson in all its outlandish and idiosyncratic glory.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.

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