The Birdcage

Out on Film Series!
Thursday, February 22nd @ 7:15pm!

In this remake of the classic French farce La Cage aux Folles, engaged couple Val Goldman (Dan Futterman) and Barbara Keeley (Calista Flockhart) shakily introduce their future in-laws. Val’s father, Armand (Robin Williams), a gay Miami drag club owner, pretends to be straight and attempts to hide his relationship with Albert (Nathan Lane), his life partner and the club’s flamboyant star attraction, so as to please Barbara’s father, controversial Republican Sen. Kevin Keeley (Gene Hackman). The film is both a most hilarious comedy and an incisive social and political satire. (1996, R, 1h 59m)

This film is being presented by the non-profit Virginia Queer Film Festival as part of their Out on Film series. The Naro is now the exclusive venue for the series. All tickets $11, Naro ticket books will be be accepted.

The Birdcage is a scream.” – Todd McCarthy, Variety

“Remakes don’t get much better than Mike Nichols’s The Birdcage, which embraced drag shows long before they became the height of cool, and more unsettlingly, another casualty of the rising tide of fascism.” – Andrea Thompson, Chicago Reader