Directed by Todd Stephens
(USA, 2021, 105 minutes)
Prolific German character actor Udo Kier stars as a retired hairdresser who escapes his small-town Ohio nursing home after learning of his former client’s dying wish for him to style her final hairdo. He embarks on an odyssey to confront the ghosts of his past—and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. The Swan Song cast also includes Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, and Michael Urie.
“Udo Kier gives a performance that balances tenderness and irreverence, resulting in a character study that doubles as an elegy for a generation of gay men and women devastated by AIDS and intolerance.” —Screen Daily
Presented in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of QFest, Houston’s LGBTQ film festival.
Admission Film festival ticket prices apply: General admission is $10. MFAH members, students with ID, and seniors (65+) receive a $2 discount.
Visiting Guidelines Masks are required to be worn during films and programs inside Museum auditoriums. Capacities are limited, and advance tickets are recommended. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.
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Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.