HMF / Film 2013
This year’s HMF feature film was “I AM DIVINE.” The film screening was held at Burns Court Cinema in downtown Sarasota on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 9:30PM to a nearly sold-out crowd!
I AM DIVINE is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture. I AM DIVINE is a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy and emotional complexities.
2013 | USA | 86 min.
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
Producers: Lotti Pharriss Knowles, Lance Robertson, Jon Glover
Associate Producers: Taryn Teigue, Josh McCullough, Michael O’Quinn, Eric Weber
Editor: Phillip J. Bartell
Music: Michael “The Millionaire” Cudahy
Cast: Featuring John Waters, Ricki Lake, Jackie Beat, Sue Lowe, Bebe Zahara Benet, Frances Milstead, David Decoteau, Pat Moran, Dennis Dermody, Michael Musto, Brian Entler aka Lady Bear, John Epperson aka Lypsinka, Mink Stole and many more!