The themes are universal, and Arnold is an Everyperson who wants to be loved not for what others want him to be, but for what he really is -- "a person, a valuable person."

— Rita Kempsey, Washington Post

Torch Song Trilogy

Film • Oct 18

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This film is a part of our OUT Here series.

Director: Paul Bogart

This screening is the official Nickelodeon Pride event (taking place during Pride week) and will be hosted by Famously Hot South Carolina Pride.

Based on Harvey Fierstein’s Tony award-winning play, The Torch Song Trilogy captures the loves, journey and life of Arnold (Harvey Fierstein), a torch singer and drag performer, in 1970s and 1980s New York City. Co-starring Anne Bancroft and Matthew Broderick, The Torch Song Trilogy is a tender, heartfelt investigation of intimacy, heartache and family, and beloved touchstone of LGTBQ cinema. As a testament to the story’s ongoing resonance, the story was recently revived for an off-Broadway production by the Second Stage Theater.

1988. USA. 120 min. Rated R.