Sled Island is pleased to present Before the Last Curtain Falls at Fairy Tales Film Festival.
Saturday, May 28 at 7:00pm
The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Road NW)
Tickets at FairyTalesFilmFest.com
This documentary tells a story of great love, bitter disappointments and self-doubts, but most of all, courage—the courage to take risks, try something new and be yourself no matter what age. The film dives deeply into the exceptional and heartwarming stories of a group of transsexuals and drag queens in their sixties and seventies, who summon their bravery to take to the stage one last time. For two years they have been touring on 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.Permalink