Opening Night Film for SIGLF26!
Alaska Is a Drag
Director: Shaz Bennett
2017 | USA | 83 min
Friday, October 13; 7:00pm
Expected Guest: Director Shaz Bennett
Writer-director Shaz Bennett has expanded her memorable short film of the same name into a rousing and crowd-pleasing debut feature that is the queer lovechild of Rocky and Hedwig. Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out of necessity, Leo learned to fight back, which catches the attention of the local boxing coach. When a new boy moves to town and wants to be his sparring partner, Leo has to face the real reason he’s stuck in Alaska.