• Alaska is a Drag

    Directed by Shaz Bennett
    US | 89 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Alaska is a Drag

    Directed by Shaz Bennett
    US | 89 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Alaska is a Drag

    Directed by Shaz Bennett
    US | 89 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Alaska is a Drag

    Directed by Shaz Bennett
    US | 89 minutes | World Cinema Now

If you are young, black and an aspiring drag queen, working in an Alaskan fish cannery may not seem the ideal starting point. But in this gritty and magical drama, protagonist Leo, who takes up boxing to defend himself against a macho co-worker, is not about to give up his dream of superstardom.

Schedule

January 9, 2018 7:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 11, 2018 11:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 12, 2018 8:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

If you are young, black and an aspiring drag queen with dreams of superstardom, working all day in an Alaskan fish cannery may not seem the ideal starting point. But Leo, the protagonist of Shaz Bennett’s gritty and magical drama, is not about to take his eye off the prize. Leo lives in a trailer with his beloved twin sister who’s battling cancer, and, since he’s the subject of vicious attacks by his macho co-worker, he knows how to throw a punch. With the encouragement of his boss, he takes up boxing lessons, and as luck would have it, a handsome newcomer to town elects to be his sparring partner.

With a fish-gutting diva in boxing gloves as its hero, Bennett’s spirited and surprising film explores extremes of masculine and feminine bravado. Starring newcomer Martin L. Washington Jr., it’s a tale of hope and survival against improbable odds.

film details

Country: US
Year: 2017
Running Time: 89 minutes
Language: English
Director: Shaz Bennett
Producers: Melanie Miller, Diane Becker, Shaz Bennett, Jean-Pierre Caner
Principal Cast: Martin L. Washington Jr., Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Christopher O’Shea, Margaret Cho
Cinematographers: Alison Kelly
Editor: Jean-Pierre Caner, Lex Benedict, Brooke Sebold
Music: Maciej Zielinski
Screenwriter: Shaz Bennett
Website: www.alaskaisadrag.com

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