Film Spotlight: Tricia's Wedding

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Kinema, in partnership with distributor Frameline, is thrilled to bring you the digital restoration of ‘Tricia’s Wedding’ as part of our Pride month celebration. Originally released in 1971, ‘Tricia’s Wedding’, a spoof on the wedding of First Daughter Tricia Nixon, has been digitally remastered from its original 16mm version to glorious 4K in partnership with the UCLA Film, Television Archive and Outfest.

In the 30-minute short, the world-famous Cockettes enact Tricia Nixon's wedding to Edward Cox on June 11, 1971. Hurtme O. Hurtme, television correspondent, covers the wedding and interviews celebrities in attendance such as Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Jacqueline Onassis, Queen Elizabeth, and Elizabeth Taylor. Coretta King sings. During the reception, Eartha Kitt spikes the punch with LSD, and playful chaos ensues. A pioneering film of its time, 'Tricia's Wedding' features an inclusive cast of drag queens, trans folk, and more wonderful members of the LGBTQAI+ community.

We're so excited to share this “hilarious, dazzling underground film” in all its remastered glory with Kinema audiences this June! Learn more and book for your own Pride festival here.

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