The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 104 minutes
With the vibrancy and pop of the movement it covers, TRAMPS! is a colorful deep dive into the New Romantics. A group of 1980s London artists and creators of film, fashion, music, and visual art, at times they have had their contributions minimized. The film runs through a wide array of stories, each as rich and engaging as the voices who tell the stories themselves—pioneers of the movement. From the tales of the New Romantics’ beginnings in the punk footsteps of the Sex Pistols and the Clash, to the unabashedly queer roots that permeated every inch of the culture, TRAMPS! captures the chaotic excitement of the artistic creation and evolution of this sensational era. Every figure sparkles and is given their space to shine. From Judy Blame to Princess Julia, every subject has a special impact on this pivotal and impactful culture. Kevin Hegge’s TRAMPS! celebrates and champions them all, creating a funky, hypnotic reintroduction to a movement we could all learn from. —B.R.
Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 7:15 PM
Friday, April 08, 2022 at 2:20 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
46th CIFF College Program
Ad Hoc Docs Competition
Brian Robertson, Kevin Hegge
Judy Blame, Duggie Fields, John Maybury, Mark Moore