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British Guide to Showing off

Synopsis
A look at The Alternative Miss World Show, the exotic subculture event and spectacular costume pageant created and hosted by Andrew Logan. THE BRITISH GUIDE TO SHOWING OFF was filmed over five years, charting the mounting of the 2009 Show, bringing to life its history through newly discovered archive, exuberant animation, and plenty of offbeat humour from contestants old and new.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Notes
Also available on Blu-ray
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
costume design; fashion; performance art; counter-culture; Pageants

Credits

Director
Jes Benstock
Contributor
Andrew Logan; Brian Eno; Derek Jarman; Divine; Michael Costiff; Richard O’Brian; Zandra Rhodes

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£8.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
92 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Verve Pictures

Email
contactviva@vivaverve.com
Web
http://www.vivaverve.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7299 3680
Address
Viva Verve Shop
79-80 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8TA
Notes
Verve Pictures is an independent UK specialist film distributor, with particular emphasis on British and independent films. As an off-shoot of Verve, Drakes Avenue Pictures distributes independent films on DVD, with a special interest in contemporary arthouse and foreign films. A companion website http://www.vervepics.com/ also gives details of current and past releases. Sale direct or via retail outlets.

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