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Sunday 2023


Sun., 29.10., 3.00 p.m., Bremen

Daniella Carter and Dominique Silver from New York City as well as Liyah Mitchell and Koko Da Doll (†) from Atlanta are trans, Black and sex workers. Like a sleepover, they tell D. Smith – responsible for directing, writing, producing, cinematography, editing, and (an exceedingly nice) soundtrack – about their lives, their work, the violence they experience along the way, and their place in the Black community. Despite a successful career as a producer for Lil Wayne, Billy Porter and Katy Perry, among others, D. Smith was forced out of the music industry when she began her own transition. Middle-aged and homeless, the idea for the film was born out of the thought: What would happen if I myself were also dependent on sex work? Panorama Audience Award at the Berlinale.

Nominated for the QueerScope Debut Film Award!

Content warning: mention of child abuse, trans murders, police brutality, sexual assault, and anti-Black racism.

USA 2023 | Documentary | R: D. Smith | 73 min. | English with German subtitles


Sun., 29.10., 5.00 p.m., Bremen & online

Justina and her daughter Alexia live in a mysterious, half-ruined castle somewhere in the Argentine countryside. While Justina takes care of the ever-present animals and sells beef to maintain the house she inherited from its original owner, Alexia wants to go to Buenos Aires and become a professional Formula One racing driver. In addition, the family of the former owner visits regularly and continues to treat the two indigenous women like servants. A film between fiction and documentary, which sometimes stages fairy tale, sometimes horror atmosphere.

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The Castle | ARG/F 2023 | Feature film | R: Martín Benchimol | 78 min. | Spanish with German subtitles


Sun., 29.10., 7.00 p.m., Bremen & online

It’s 2018: Esther Newton is presented with the award of the Association for Queer Anthropology. A room full of people clap enthusiastically, one person proudly presenting a t-shirt that reads “Esther Newton Made Me Gay.” But who is Esther Newton? Back in the 1960s, she wrote her dissertation on the U.S. drag scene – a year before Stonewall, at a time when it could easily mean career-ending – and her decades of work laid a foundation for today’s gender and queer studies.

This documentary is about Esther Newton’s lifelong love of anthropology, her time in the lesbian feminist movement, and her second great passion: training dogs for skill competitions.

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USA 2022 | Documentary | R: Jean Carlomusto | 92 min. | English with German subtitles