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This weeks film: "Swan Song"

Film@BirrTheatre brings you the best of Irish, world and independent cinema on the theatre's big screen, every Thursday night at 8pm. If there was ever a time to release your inner Queen- walk this way your majesty and take the hottest seat as Film@BirrTheatre enthrals with this wonderful movie!

Swan Song is a funny, lively and tender film based on a real-life person from filmmaker Todd Stephens’ hometown, someone that was always admired for being himself, someone who made a lasting impression.


Pat Pitsenbarger (Udo Kier) was a popular hairdresser and drag performer in a small Ohio town, but he’s now confined to a nursing home following a stroke. When his estranged friend and former customer Rita (socialite Rita Parker Sloan -Dynasty's Linda Evans) dies, she leaves Pat $25,000 in her will. The one and only condition- he has to do Rita’s hair and make up for the funeral!!

The old spark is reignited and despite his frail condition, Pat manages to escape his living hell and embarks on a road trip to track down a gallon or so of Vivante, the styling product that maintained Rita’s coiffure during their long years of friendship in order “to make that bitch human”.

Swan Song is a funny, lively and tender film based on a real-life person from filmmaker Todd Stephens’ hometown, someone that was always admired for being himself, someone who made a lasting impression. He reckons "You’ve never seen Udo Kier quite like this - his flamboyant yet vulnerable performance as Pat is one of the most remarkable of his long career."

105 mins. USA. 2021. 15A. Director: Todd Stephens

So, do grab a buddy and make your way to the theatre - where €7 gets you close and personal to Swang Song -This weeks choice in the series of film each Thursday night at 8pm. See FIVE movies, get the 6th absolutely FREE!

Photo Sensitivity Note: ‘This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy’.



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