Wednesday, 19.10. • 8.30 p.m.
Online from 20.10.-29.10.2022
Want to be in someone else’s body for a change? I’m sure many have imagined that … including Johnny. Johnny is nine years old and loves spending time with Melanie. Melanie is totally fascinating and has been babysitting Johnny since birth. But the two are about to say goodbye to each other. A childish fantasy becomes reality when Johnny finds himself in Melanie’s body. Suddenly Johnny finds himself confronted with an adult everyday life, with realities around his own body, romantic and sexual relationships and professional responsibilities. HOMEBODY is a film about a special relationship, about identity and finding one’s place in society – told with great wit and a childlike curiosity.
USA | 2021 | Feature film | Director: Joseph Sackett | 75 min. | English with German subtitles
Content-Warning: harassment, visibility of blood in a scene
Wednesday, 19.10. • 5.30 p.m.
Shana Myara’s documentary profiles fat and resistant individuals in Canada: they use their creativity to resist a diet culture that aims to diminish marginalised bodies. The interviewees talk about their struggle, self-realisation and radicalisation, and how they have taken charge in a fatphobic, racist and heteronormative society. Their commitment is as inspiring and empowering as the film itself, which conveys in a very direct and uncompromising way: Body Positivity Is a Riot!
As a little treat beforehand, we will also show the short film F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K. Let us surprise you!
USA | 2022 | Short film | Director: Harris Doran | 13 min. | English with German subtitles
Canada | 2020 | Documentary | Director: Shana Myara | 61 min. | English with German subtitles
- WELL ROUNDED: bodyshaming, racism, sexualised violence and self-harming behaviour, suicide
- F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K: drug use