HOBOKEN–In recognition of Pride Month, the city announced last week it has added the Academy Award-winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” to the 2017 Movies Under the Stars lineup.
Movies Under the Stars are a free city organized movie night throughout the summer for residents and the larger community.
The movie is about Bernadette, played by Terrence Stamp, an aging transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). Their cabaret act is well-known in Sydney and when Mitzi and Felicia get an offer to perform in the remote town of Alice Springs at a casino, Bernadette decides to tag along. The threesome ventures into the outback with Priscilla, a lavender-colored school bus that doubles as a dressing room and home on the road. Along the way, the trio encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia.
The R rated comedy will be screened the evening of Friday, June 23 at 8:30 p.m. at Maxwell Park, which is located between Eleventh and Twelfth streets along Sinatra Drive North.
Parking is prohibited on Sinatra Drive North between Sinatra Drive and Twelfth Street.
For the full Movies Under the Stars lineup go to www.hobokennj.gov/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/movies-under-the-stars/