The Mads Are Back: Glen or Glenda, May 21

Posted on May 16, 2016, 4:30 pm
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In the not too distant future… Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame are visiting Seattle as part of SIFF 2016 in “The Mads Are Back.” Beginning at midnight (Saturday night) on May 21 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian, the boys will spoof on Ed Wood Jr.’s classically terrible 1953 film, Glen or Glenda. SIFF.net has this to say about the film and the festivities after:

“Bela Lugosi narrates this confusing but gentle tale of a young transvestite who must come to grips with his identity as a cross-dresser while also struggling to find acceptance from his fiancé and society at large. Despite his failings as a filmmaker, which were many, Ed Wood Jr. still revolutionized cinema by presenting a very progressive tale championing tolerance and kindness toward gender-nonconforming people. After the film, the Mads will welcome audience questions about anything ranging from “MST3K” to puppet construction to the craft of movie riffing.”

Sponsored by Scarecrow Video, tickets for the event can be purchased online at the SIFF box office and are a total steal at $13.


The Mads Are Back: Glen or Glenda

When: Saturday, May 21 at midnight

Where: SIFF Cinema Egyptian (801 E Pine Street)

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