Adventures in Movie Going

Click on these links to see me talking to Peter Becker from the Criterion Channel about my love of films and in particular Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, David Lean and Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, Powell and Pressburger’s I Know Where I’m Going, the amazing Harold and Maude, Orson Welles’ F for Fake, Gunter Grass and Volker Scholondorff’s The Tin Drum , and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne which stars Maggie Smith and Bob Hoskins

Legal Immigrant

I went back on the road with my band for the final leg of the Legal Immigrant tour. We began in NYC where we performed two shows at the Minetta Lane Theatre which were recorded for Audible Theatre

We then went to California and did one performance of Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs (my previous cabaret show which we actually hadn’t performed for over a year!), then back to Legal Immigrant inEscondido, Orange, Santa Barbara, then to Sarasota and Naples in Florida, Bethesda MD and Troy NY.

Rise Up at the Newseum

I went to Washington to help launch an exhibition at the Newseum and also a suite at the Hamilton Hotel that I curated! Here’s how the whole shebang was described…

To mark the opening of its new exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” the Newseum in presents an evening featuring Alan Cumming, an award-winning actor, singer, producer, director and activist.

The program is the latest in a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 police raid of New York City’s Stonewall Inn and the protests that inspired the modern gay liberation movement. The exhibit “Rise Up” explores what happened at Stonewall and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans.

Cumming will discuss the impact of Stonewall 50 years later, his own social activism and issues that still face the LGBTQ community. He will also talk about the role of popular culture in the modern gay rights movement and provide an overview of his career.

Ari Shapiro, co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” will moderate the conversation.

Through a partnership with the Newseum and the Hamilton Hotel in Washington, Cumming will curate a signature suite related to Stonewall.