Sat., 28.10., 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., brynja Raum (Buntentorsteinweg 73, 28201 Bremen)
The Bondage/Rope Beginners Workshop is for everyone who is interested in starting with rope or who wants to refresh their knowledge. Together we will find out what rope means to you personally by approaching it in a playful way. You will learn about rope knowledge, safety, communication, rope manipulation, basic knots like single-column-tie, double-column-tie and simple techniques for happy tying.
No previous experience is necessary, come alone or with a rope partner. There are no physical requirements for the participants, everyone is welcome.
The workshop will be led by Marilyn Nova White (they/them, no pronouns). Marilyn is an experienced performance artist with a focus on acting, dance, hula hoop and drag kinging. After studying and graduating in 2012 in Theater Pedagogy at Theaterwerkstatt Heidelberg, they continued to develop in numerous multidisciplinary collaborations and productions and have also incorporated bondage as an art form.
The workshop will be held in German spoken language, English if needed.
Feel free to bring ropes and snacks.
Participation in the workshop is free of charge. The venue brynia is happy to receive donations.
We have space for 14 participants.
Update: The workshop is full, but there is a waiting list
7.00 p.m.: Who I Am Not
7.00 p.m.: Orlando, ma biographie politique
7.00 p.m.: Short Film Night
WHO I AM NOT
Thu., 26.10., 7.30 p.m., Bremen | Mon., 30.10., 7.00 p.m., Bremerhaven
QueerScope Debut Film Award Ceremony, with reception starting at 7.00 p.m. and followed by a Q+A
When former South African beauty queen and amateur craftsperson Sharon Rose Khumalo learns that she is intersex, she begins to explore her own identity. Together with intersex activist Dimakatso Sebidi, she wants to overcome the barriers intersex people face. The two question why society places such a high value on distinct sex characteristics and realize that both of their lives ran parallel and yet are quite unique.
Tünde Skovrán has worked with Sharon and Dimakatso for over four years to give the film a shared form, to give the intersex community a public voice, which is rarely achieved as respectfully and poignantly as it is here.
Content warning: mention of interphobia, discussion of surgeries; depiction of animal killing, religious hate speech
RO/ZA/CDN/D/US 2023 | Documentary | R: Tünde Skovrán | 103 min. | English, Sotho with German subtitles
ORLANDO, MA BIOGRAPHIE POLITIQUE
Tue., 31.10., 7.00 p.m., Bremerhaven
“Someone once asked me, ‘Why don’t you write your biography?’ I replied, ‘Because fucking Virginia Woolf already wrote it back in 1928.'” That’s how Paul B. Preciado’s much-anticipated, Teddy Award-winning film debut opens, in which 25 trans and non-binary people take on the roles of Woolf’s novel character Orlando. The lines between personal narrative and adaptation quickly blur as the Orlandos choreograph exuberant dance routines in waiting rooms, intimately make out with trees, and engage pathologizing psychiatrists in games of chess. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always full of poetry and resilience, they settle scores with the compulsory binary system and set off into a queer utopia.
Nominated for the QueerScope Debut Film Award!
Orlando, My Political Biography | F 2023 | Documentary | R: Paul B. Preciado | 98 min. | French with German subtitles
THE LONG SHORT FILM OPENING NIGHT
Tue., 24.10., 7.00 p.m., Bremen | Wed., 1.11., 7.00 p.m., Bremerhaven
In EGÚNGÚN, a funeral makes two people relive their shared past. A pregnancy test raises questions about the future in GRINDR BABY. ARIBADA experimentally combines the everyday life of the indigenous Traviesas with the performative and fantastical in the Colombian rainforest. LES LIAISONS FOIREUSES tells of youthful advances at a house party. In ARE WE THERE YET, two people in a relationship negotiate whether they want to give the family insight into their relationship. Based on true events, AYOR sheds light on a courageous protest in the Netherlands in the 1970s. The underwater film THE BEAUTY OF BEING DEAF breaks with societal notions of being disabled. Poetic and quiet, PRAYERS FOR SWEET WATERS portrays the lives of three trans sex workers from South Africa. The queer fever dream TANK FAIRY sends us off into the night with drag, glitter and a catchy tune.
Egúngún: depiction of blood, domestic violence
Grindr Baby: deals with termination of pregnancy
Les liaisons foireuses: queerphobic statements; depiction of bullying, alcohol consumption
AYOR: depiction of police brutality, interrogation situation; queerphobic statements
Prayers for Sweet Waters: depiction of suicide, death; mention of violence
Tank Fairy: depiction of bullying
108 min. | Original languages with subtitles
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Reservations of movie tickets at CITY 46 and DAH (Deutsche Auswandererhaus in Bremerhaven) start at 10th of October, 2023. Reserved tickets need to be collected at least half an hour before the movie starts at the respective box office.
Reservations can be made by phone, e-mail, or directly at CITY 46 during their opening hours. Reserved tickets need to be collected and paid for at the CITY 46’s box office. A small processing fee applies to online purchases.
The CITY 46 is partially accessible (lift, toilets), the DAH is fully accessible. Due to limited space, we recommend that wheelchair users and their companions make reservations early. Admission is free for assistants/support persons.
Single Ticket: 4 €
For technical reasons, we are unfortunately unable to use the solidarity-based pricing system here.
If you do not have the opportunity to attend the queerfilm festival in person, we offer you three selected films for your private streaming pleasure. The online program will start after the Bremerhaven festival and will be available within Germany on the digital cinema platform of the Bundesverband der Kommunalen Kinos – BkF e.V.:
We will announce the exact times of online availability in advance on our website and social media channels. After purchasing the digital ticket, you can stream the respective film for 48 hours.
This requires a one-time log-in (user name & password). The VoD platform Cinemalovers is GDPR-compliant and develops solidarity-based forms of digital film offerings together with festivals, distributors and (municipal) cinemas. There is the possibility to pay the tickets via Paypal, direct debit and credit card via the PayPal interface. No Paypal account is required for this. For technical reasons, we are unfortunately unable to use the solidarity-based pricing system here.
Movies in the Online Program:
THE LONG SHORT FILM OPENING NIGHT
with director’s talk on SCHWANKT, WIE DAS LICHT
with supporting shortfilm F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K
NEL MIO NOME
NELLY & NADINE
followed by talk about queerfeminist archive work
TRÊS TIGRES TRISTES
followed by a director’s talk
PROGRAM FOR QUEER YOUTH
THE PAINT WIZZARD with workshop
MARCH FOR DIGNITY
THE BATTLE OF TUNTENHAUS
followed by talk and Rattenchor spectacle
(QUE)EROTIC SHORTFILM AFTERNOON
with coffee and cake
NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICS
with book table and zine craft corner
It’s that time again! Just in time for its 30th anniversary in Bremen, the glory of the queerfilm festival now also shines on the coast, as if a colorful colony of jellyesque-joyful pals had awakened in an ocean of creativity and diversity. A magical welcome that reaches from the depths of the sea to the big screen!
We are looking forward to welcome you in the Roxy cinema of the German Emigration Center (Deutsches Auswandererhaus, DAH) on three evenings. From October 30 to November 1, you can enter the DAH via the entrance opposite the Liberty Hotel from 6.00 p.m. for the films to start at 7.00 p.m. each evening.
Before and after the screenings of our sealiciously good films, there will be the opportunity to network over a drink in a friendly atmosphere and to gently sway together in the waves of the evening.
- Monday, 30.10. 7.00 p.m.: WHO I AM NOT
- Tuesday, 31.10. 7.00 p.m.: ORLANDO, MA BIOGRAPHIE POLITIQUE
- Wednesday, 1.11. 7.00 p.m.: SHORT FILM NIGHT