THE SIXTH REEL
DIRECTOR: Carl Andress, Charles Busch
2021 | USA | 94m
The latest creation from the legendary Charles Busch (Psycho Beach Party, Die, Mommie, Die!). Co-written and directed with Carl Andress, this hilarious caper stars Busch as Jimmy, an Old Hollywood-obsessed New Yorker who’s one of an extended community of discerning – and extremely catty – movie memorabilia collectors. When the death of a close friend unearths the long-thought lost final reel of a classic Tod Browning horror film, Jimmy and his cohorts each concoct underhanded schemes involving false romances, drag personas….and maybe vampires?…to cash in on a big sale of the film. But can the urge to bring the moviegoing community together with this lost classic prevail over the desire to get rich quick?
Featuring memorable turns from Margaret Cho, Tim Daly, and Julie Halston, The Sixth Reel is equal parts salty and sweet, and an utter delight. We can think of no better way to celebrate a return to the movies than this celebration of unbridled – and sometimes unhinged – movie love!
Starring: Charles Busch, Margaret Cho, Patrick Page, Cady Huffman, Julie Halston, Tim Daly, and André De Shields
Circle Cinema & Streaming
Friday, November 12, 2021