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Swan Song (12A) (AD)

Parent and Baby Screening

A well dressed man in a mobility chair in front of cars on a motorway in a still from Swan Song

The magnetic Udo Kier stars as an elderly hairdresser who is asked to do one last job, in this sweet and slightly magical story, reflecting on quite a life. 

Based on a real individual, Kier is Pat Pitsenbarger, once the ‘Liberace of Sandusky’, Ohio, now another resident in the town’s nursing home. After old friend Rita dies, her wish for Pat to style her body is the catalyst for an escape from the home, and re-entry into a town and society that have changed a lot over the years, but still holds dear memories and the fingerprints of Pat’s influence. 

With a terrific supporting cast including Jennifer CoolidgeMichael UrieLinda Evans and the late Ira Hawkins, this bittersweet portrait gives Kier some much-deserved spotlight. 

US 2021 Dir Todd Stephens 105min

Please note, this film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

There is audio description available for this title. We provide audio description using the Dolby Screentalk system. The film soundtrack comes through the speakers in the usual way and a recorded narrator explains what is happening on screen through personal headphones. Please ask a member of staff for a set of headphones.


Our Parent and Baby screenings are designed for adults to enjoy the latest film releases with their young babies, in a relaxed atmosphere with gentler lighting and sound. Screenings are suitable for babies of 12 months or under. Up to four adults can accompany a baby, but adults without a baby will not be admitted.

We have plenty of dedicated space for you to park your baby buggy. For health and safety reasons, we cannot allow buggies inside the cinemas.

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