“Divine” Documentary at Guild

I Am Divine at the Guild Cinema

Friday-Sunday, November 8-10 – 4:30 & 6:30 pm daily

Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz – 2013 – 85m.

 “Divine was my close friend and fearless muse. Who else could convincingly turn from teenage delinquent to mugger, prostitute, unwed mother, child abuser, fashion model, nightclub entertainer, murderess, and jailbird? All in the same movie? That’s why I am giving my full blessing to a new documentary feature film, I Am Divine, to be directed by award-winning filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz.”  — John Waters

I Am Divine is a definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, and honors him in just the way he always craved — as a serious artist and immortal star. Divine’s entire story is told, from his early days as a misfit youth in Baltimore through his rise to infamy as a cult superstar. Like the characters he portrayed in numerous films, Divine was the ultimate outsider.

He transformed himself from a bullied schoolyard fat kid to a larger-than-life personality and underdog royalty as his alter-ego Divine. Divine stood up for millions of gay men and women, female impersonators, punk rockers, the ample figured, and countless other socially ostracized people. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality and revolutionized pop culture.

As outrageous and fun as its subject, I Am Divine combines movie clips, rare home movies and photos, television appearances and live performance footage with brand new interviews with John Waters, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, Tab Hunter, Holly Woodlawn, Michael Musto, Bruce Vilanch, mother Frances Milstead (who provided her final interview just months before she passed away), and many more of Divine’s family, friends, colleagues, and devotees.

“5 Stars! “…laugh-out-loud funny and eminently quotable.”  -Orlando Weekly

“The Bottom Line: Entertaining doc is sweeter than expected and will be an eye-opener for young fans.” – The Hollywood Reporter

The Guild Cinema is located at 3405 Central Avenue NE, in the Nob Hill area.

Website: www.guildcinema.com

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