Friday, January 12 - Thursday, January 25, 2018
Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked, gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother (Bette Midler) is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father (Larry Pine), Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school. Undaunted by the bullies who don’t understand him, the fearless Billy sets out to make a big statement in his own inimitable way: challenging the school’s reigning mean girl (Abigail Breslin) for the title of homecoming queen. This proudly offbeat comedy is an irresistible ode to outsiders and nonconformists of all stripes. With Laverne Cox.
- Country USA
- Year 2017
- Running Time 91 minutes
- Director Trudie Styler
- Writer James St. James (novel), Beth Rigazio (screenplay), Patrick J. Clifton (screenplay)
- Editor Sarah Flack
- Cinematographer Dante Spinotti
- Cast Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Bette Midler, Laverne Cox, Mickey Sumner, Ian Nelson
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