Swan Song | BREC International Film Festival Summer 2022 | BREC

BREC International Film Festival

Swan Song (M)

Run Time 105mins
Price $12-$19 no BF
Presented By BREC

USA | English | Drama Comedy | 105 Mins

BREC International Film Festival ☀️ Summer 2022

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06 January 2022
11:00 am
16 January 2022
2:00 pm
20 January 2022
2:30 pm
29 January 2022
5:30 pm
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Swan Song (M)

Swan Song is a comical and bittersweet journey about rediscovering one’s sparkle, and looking gorgeous while doing so.

Legendary actor Udo Kier stars as fabulously snippy and retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger, who escapes his Ohio nursing home and embarks on an odyssey across town after learning of a former client’s dying wish for him to style her final hairdo.


A totally charming and bittersweet comedy starring Udo Kier in a career defining role as the magnificent hairdresser on a mission.

Once, every society lady in Sandusky, Ohio, flocked to the salon of hair magician and drag queen Pat Pitsenbarger. But that was thirty years ago, before “the Liberace of Sandusky” lost everything – including the love of his life. The despondent Pat seems destined to end his days in a retirement home.

That’s until he’s informed that a rich former client has posthumously nominated him to style her funeral hairdo. What follows is a poignant and often uproariously funny odyssey. Pat seeks out the old-school supplies he needs – while visiting people and places from a time long before the rainbow flag flew openly in Sandusky. Along the way Pat rediscovers some of the joy of his youth and finally confronts the ghosts of his past.

Swan Song is both heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure.


A film by Todd Stephens
Starring Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans and Michael Urie

Official Selection

2021 SXSW Film Festival – World Premiere
2021 NewFest – Winner: NewFest Pride Audience Award
2021 Provincetown Film Festival
2021 Nantucket Film Festival
2021 Frameline
2021 Oak Cliff Film Festival

‘Kier’s spellbinding performance will linger long after the closing credits.’
Sarah Wright, Arts & Entertainment

‘…an uplifting and powerful film about accepting yourself and your surroundings… Swan Song is one of the best films of the year and Udo Kier deserves whatever accolades are coming for him. It’s funny, it’s bittersweet, and it should be a movie that you watch in the year 2021 and beyond.’
Hunter Bolding, That Hashtag Show

BREC International Film Festival ☀️ Summer 2022


Full: $19.00
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Group 8: $14.00


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