|Out on:||Theatrical 24th July 2020|
THIS JULY STAGE MOTHER LEADS A JOYOUS AND UPLIFTING RETURN TO CINEMAS!
With cinemas across the country set to reopen in July, Altitude are excited to announce the theatrical release of STAGE MOTHER from Friday 24 July.
STAGE MOTHER sees conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, ANIMAL KINGDOM) inheriting her recently deceased son’s drag club, and surprising her closed-minded husband, and everyone else she knows, by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy.
In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club's flamboyant performers... until a surprise visit threatens to upend her new life.
STAGE MOTHER is a heartwarming and uplifting musical comedy drama, set in the colourful and crazy world of a San Francisco drag club, that simply demands to be seen with an audience this Pride month.
Directed by Thom Fitzgerald (CLOUDBURST) STAGE MOTHER also stars A-listers Lucy Liu (ELEMENTARY ) and Adrian Grenier (ENTOURAGE), with real-life drag superstar Jackie Beat all but stealing the show as club hostess Dusty Muffin. Meanwhile the trio of singers at the club, including fast-rising star of the LGBTQ scene Mya Taylor (TANGERINE), will knock your socks off!
Like camp classics THE BIRDCAGE and THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, STAGE MOTHER is fearless, flamboyant and deliriously funny, and a delightful dash of optimism and acceptance in these trying times. So sling on your glad rags, throw on some glitter and glam, and let STAGE MOTHER into your life immediately!
“Altitude are excited to be working with our exhibition partners as they reopen UK and Irish cinemas this Summer with the releases of STAGE MOTHER, UNHINGED and BLACK WATER: ABYSS this July,” said Altitude.
“We’re confident that cinemas will observe appropriate government guidance to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for audiences and staff and we look forward to auditoriums welcoming enthusiastic filmgoers to re-engage the big screen experience.”
NOTES TO EDITORS ABOUT ALTITUDE
Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley and Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts. In February 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.
Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.
To date Altitude have championed over 100 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award winning Moonlight, 20 Feet From Stardom, Amy, I Am Not Your Negro and through to critically acclaimed The Florida Project, Lady Macbeth, Beast, The Rider, Whitney and more.
Altitude’s recent releases include Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed Calm With Horses, Simon Bird’s Days of the Bagnold Summer, A Private War starring Rosamund Pike, Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, and Brian Welsh’s Beats.
Forthcoming releases include Unhinged starring Russell Crowe, Black Water Abyss directed by Andrew Traucki, Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated Les Misérables, Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Shane MacGowan documentary Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan from director Julien Temple and produced by Johnny Depp, Chasing Chaplin from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney and Ari Folman’s Where Is Anne Frank? Altitude are partnering with the WWF for a global One Night Only release of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet later in 2020.