Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Swan Song

Year: 2021
Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 105 minutes

Swan Song
Swan Song

Returning to CIFF after more than two decades, queer cinema pioneer Todd Stephens completes his “Ohio Trilogy” with the bittersweet SWAN SONG. While his previous films—EDGE OF SEVENTEEN and GYPSY 83—followed young outcasts coming into adulthood, this final installment is a different kind of coming-of-age story. The film follows Pat Pitsenbarger, a formerly flamboyant hairdresser living in Sandusky, OH. Once the finest stylist for all the socialites in town, he’s now stuck in a drab nursing home. Having lost his partner, house, and the community he once held dear, Pat has all but given up. But then the will of his recently deceased ex-best friend requests his services for her final makeover. Despite clinging to old grudges, Pat flees the nursing home and begins a trek across town that will force him to confront the life he’s left behind. Featuring the aptly cast Udo Kier in a funny, fabulous, and touching performance, SWAN SONG is a loving homage to all the inspiring out, proud queens of decades past. — D.O.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
Happy Hour
Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Sidebar
Outlook

Competition
Local Heroes Competition

Director

Director
Todd Stephens

Producers
Todd Stephens, Eric Eisenbrey, Stephen Israel, Rhet Topham, Tim Kaltenecker

Screenwriting
Todd Stephens

Cinematography
Jackson Warner Lewis

Editing
Spencer Schilly, Santiago Figueira Wilson

Principal Cast
Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, Michael Urie, Roshon Thomas

Film Contact

Community Partners

EqualityToledo

West 117 Foundation

Sandusky Pride

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