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Movies in the Garden: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert | Disko Obscura and drag performance

May 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Movies in the Garden is back! Join us in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden for a screening of the 1994 Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

  • 5:00 – 7:30 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
  • 5:00 – 7:30 pm: Music by Disko Obscura
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Drag queen performance with Reba Douglas
  • 8:00 pm: Film: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

FREE to NOMA members | $12.00 adults | $10.00 seniors | $6.00 children (7-12)

• Children 6 and under are free
• University students with valid ID receive $8.00 admission


Two drag queens played by Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce and a transgender woman, played by Terence Stamp, journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named “Priscilla.” The trio encounter an assortment of groups and individuals along the way, including a group of friendly Aboriginal Australians who enjoy an impromptu performance and less-accepting rural Australians who harass these unwelcome visitors. The film was a surprise worldwide hit and its positive portrayal of gay and transgender individuals helped to introduce LGBT themes to a mainstream audience. The film won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 67th Academy Awards. (Rated R | 1 hour, 43 minutes | Watch the trailer)

Prior to the screening, New Orleans’ drag queen performer Reba Douglas will perform for the audience.


Disko Obscura is a carefully curated record store/label located in New Orleans that specializes in new/classic collectible synth-based records from the underground. In addition to the record shop, Disko Obscura also run a small recording studio/label dedicated to the production of limited high quality vinyl releases of contemporary electronic artists.

Frencheeze and La Cocinita food trucks will sell meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. A bar will be set up near the screen in the sculpture garden’s live oak grove.



May 19, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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