City of Lost Souls at The Castle Cinema, Homerton
City of Lost Souls is an explosively fun musical set in West Germany's only trans-owned burger bar, presided over by the incredible Leila, played by Jayne County. With the celebratory approach to deviance you find in John Waters' work, the wonky cabaret of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the inclusive, permeable underground of Derek Jarman's work, this is hilarious, low budget delightful filmmaking. All topped off with some amazing songs.
This rare screening of a hidden classic of queer cinema was introduced by Juliet Jacques (Trans). All profits for the event went to supporting the amazing work of Gendered Intelligence, helping trans youth.