What happens when you stick 150 goths on a cruise ship full of normal people for a five day cruise? Why, lots of karaoke -- or scary-oke, as the goths call it -- of course, along with the nightly ritual of making a big batch of goth soup (relax, its just goths in a hot tub). Jeanie Finlays documentary Goth Cruise
examines the morose subculture with open curiosity, opting for an exploration of what it means to be goth and why it matters to those who make the choice rather than exploiting them for their perceived freak factor. Goth Cruise
screens at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday (August 29 through 31) at Webster Universitys Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/filmseries
). Tickets are $5 to $6. Finlay will attend the Friday and Sunday screenings and host a Q&A session after the film.
Aug. 29-31, 2008