The British Guide to Showing Off Dress Up Preview at The Hackney Picturehouse
Join the party and get to see THE BRITISH GUIDE TO SHOWING OFF before everyone else! On 6 November The Hackney Picturehouse have a special dress-up preview and in keeping with the raucous spirit of the film, they are asking you to come along dressed up in your most extravagant attire and to flaunt your inner Show Off! With competitions and a prize for the best costume, you’re sure to have an experience that’s out of this world!THE BRITISH GUIDE TO SHOWING OFF (15) Director: Jes Benstock. Starring: Brian Eno, Andrew Logan, Richard O’Brien, Grayson Perry, Zandra Rhodes. UK 2011. 97 mins. The legendary British artist and champion of misfits Andrew Logan takes the audience on an eye-opening trip through the glamorous and at times outrageous world of his costume pageant: the Alternative Miss World Show. As its master of ceremonies, Logan reveals the history of the Show’s 40-year run, the archive footage complemented by the animation that director Jes Benstock applies. He describes the Show as his most important artwork; a fabulous living sculpture that spans four decades of arts and culture. THE BRITISH GUIDE TO SHOWING OFF is a heartfelt and humorous documentary that puts one man’s uncompromised passion centre stage.