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
Tuesday, 18.10. • 7.00 p.m.
With a director’s talk on SCHWANKT, WIE DAS LICHT with Nina Laçin
Secretly and artfully, KIRAN sneaks into her client’s wedding. While in L’EMPOTÉ a lover of pickled cucumbers seeks vigorous help from the neighbouring gym, Britannia in BABA faces the all-important question: go to Britain or stay in Libya? In GIRLSBOYSMIX, 9-year-old Wen Long takes us by the hand for a day. Don’t get caught in a drug check or you’ll lose your job – that’s the motto in F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K. SCHWANKT, WIE DAS LICHT portrays the lives of queer people with refugee experience in Germany. DANS LA NATURE explains the world of queer animals and IN THE IMAGE OF GOD opens the family album of a Jewish rabbi in which Levi is not the first inter* person.
100 min. | Original languages with subtitles
- BABA: family Violence
- GIRLSBOYSMIX: mention of violence against children
- F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K: drug use
- SCHWANKT, WIE DAS LICHT: refugee experience, reproduction of queer-hostile statements
- DANS LA NATURE: flashing lights until 00:23
- IN THE IMAGE OF GOD: operation on inter* children, suicide
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
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
Thursday, 20.10. • 5.30 p.m.
The Wet Sand café is located in a small, lonely village on the Georgian coast. The inhabitants see themselves as a close-knit community with the same values and norms. With Eliko’s death, it becomes clear that things in the village are not as harmonious and communal as they like to present themselves. When Eliko’s granddaughter Moe comes to organise the funeral, she discovers much more than just her grandfather’s secret love story. In her film, director Elene Naveriani shows how many opposites blend harmoniously and how melancholy can not only be sad, but can be a harbinger of change.
Switzerland/Georgia | 2021 | Feature film | Director: Elene Naveriani | 114 min. | Georgian with German subtitles
This year we are showing two films from Georgia: WET SAND and the documentary MARCH FOR DIGNITY. Both films show a Georgian society that is largely conservative, strongly influenced by the Orthodox Church and very homophobic. Nevertheless, both films bring a lot of queer empowerment, strong emotions and queer characters to the screen.
Content-Warning: vomiting, homophobia/queerphobia, patriarchy, sexism, suicide, loss/death
Thursday, 20.10. • 8.30 p.m.
Online from 21.10.-27.10.2022
“Don’t tell me how you realised you were trans* – I want to hear about the house you grew up in and the school you went to…” says Leo. Together, Leo, Nico, Andrea and Raff record thoughts about their transition on tape. They share anger and euphoria, reminisce and dream about the future. In between, they build the perfect pink bicycle, muddle through medical systems, dance swing and write poetry on typewriters at night. For two years, NEL MIO NOME accompanies them through their everyday lives in Bologna, Italy.
Italy | 2022 | Documentary | Director: Nicolò Bassetti | 93 min. | Italian with German subtitles
Friday, 21.10. • 5.30 p.m.
Followed by a talk about queerfeminist archive work with Monika Brunnmüller.
Unfortunately without sign language interpreting.
1944: In the middle of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, Nelly and Nadine meet for the first time and fall in love. They are separated shortly afterwards, but after liberation they find each other again and stay together for the rest of their lives.
Decades later, Nelly’s granddaughter Sylvie confronts her grandmother’s legacy, locked in a box: in photographs, super-8 and audio recordings as well as poetic and harrowing diary entries, Sylvie comes across not only her grandmother’s memories of the concentration camp, but also evidence of a life together with Nadine – a love affair that was never named as such by the family.
NELLY & NADINE is a moving film about a deep love and about the absolute necessity of personal and collective remembrance.
Sweden/Belgium/Norway | 2022 | Documentary | Director: Magnus Gertten | 92 min. | French, Swedish, English, Spanish with German subtitles
Content-Warning: concrete descriptions of life in the concentration camp in image, speech and writing
Friday, 21.10. • 8.30 p.m.
Followed by a director’s talk with Gustavo Vinagre
Three young queer people drift through sunny São Paulo. Due to a virus that causes oblivion, the city lives in a pandemic mode. However, the supposedly dystopian future has a close connection to the present. The state has forgotten its colonial and dictatorial history and everyone is waiting for a possible “Golden Phase”. A queer time has dawned in which memories only survive because they are shared communally and transmitted through affective relationships. In TRÊS TIGRES TRISTES, São Paulo is a city where dreams briefly feel real and people can talk openly about drag, love or HIV. The director won the Teddy Award at the Berlinale 2022 for this queer and friendly surrealist journey.
Brazil | 2022 | Feature film | Director: Gustavo Vinagre | 86 min. | Portuguese with German subtitles
Content-Warning: drug use, HIV, suicide
Friday, 21.10. • 10.45 p.m.
Based on his own love diary, Egyptian director Mohammad Shawky Hassan creates an experimental essay film that tells of a polyamorous love story like something out of the Arabian Nights. A chorus of ex-lovers meet in a virtual world of queer meeting places.
The story is accompanied by Arabic pop music, poems, heartbreak and a three-way love affair – with a happy ending?
Egypt/Lebanon/Germany | 2022 | Essay film | Director: Mohammad Shawky Hassan | 66 min. | Arabic, English with German subtitles
Saturday, 22.10. • 3.00 p.m.
Are you interested in a workshop on queer issues and you are between 14 – 20 years old? Then come and join us at the CITY 46. We will watch the short film THE PAINT WIZZARD together and afterwards we want to discuss queer representations in film with you!
Pre-registration required due to limited seating.
- Day: 22.10.2022
- Time: 3.00 – 5.00 p.m.
- Location: CITY 46 (meeting point will be communicated upon registration)
- Price: On a donation basis
- Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PAINT WIZZARD
Milly was born in 1958, is transgender and lives in Texas. In this short film we get to accompany Milly in her everyday life and get to know her world and her charming personality.
USA | 2020 | Documentary | Director: Jessie Auritt, Jessica Wolfson | 17 min. | English with German subtitles
Content-Warning: ableism, abortion, racism, deadnaming
In cooperation with queerfilm festival, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS will also be screened at KIJUKO, CITY 46’s children’s and youth film festival, on 8.10.22 at 5.30pm.
In this lively youth film, which was celebrated at the Berlinale, three young Finnish women ask themselves questions about their own lives and sexuality – with German subtitles, of course.
More information at www.kijuko.city46.de
Saturday, 22.10. • 5.30 p.m.
In 2019, a queer activist group in Tbilisi is organising Georgia’s first Pride March. Many still remember the traumatic violence at the IDAHOBIT demonstrations in 2013. Years later, not only the Pride March but also the organisers themselves are threatened by ultra-right groups, Georgian government and Orthodox Church, which do not tolerate LGBTQI+ flags in Tbilisi’s streets. With membership in the European Union, anti-Russian voices in politics and at the same time continued strong Russian influence, Georgian society finds itself at a crossroads of geopolitical turmoil. At this turning point, activists are courageously fighting for queer visibility and human rights.
UK, Georgia | 2020 | Documentary | Director: John Eames | 74 min. | Georgian, English with German subtitles
This year we are showing two films from Georgia. Besides MARCH FOR DIGNITY, this is the feature film WET SAND. Both films show a Georgian society that is conservative in large parts, strongly influenced by the Orthodox Church and very homophobic. Nevertheless, both films bring a lot of queer empowerment, strong emotions and queer characters to the screen.
Saturday, 22.10. • 7.30 p.m.
A stirring documentary that rushes from 1980s post-punk London straight into our cinema in all its wild and provocative abusive, leather-wearing glory! The film follows a close-knit group of Dykes who met at Greenham Common Peace Camp and later became artists, performers, musicians and activists in London.
A stunning mix of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squats, BDSM nightclubs, anti-thug rallies, protests demanding action on AIDS and the passionate bonds of a chosen family. This film offers an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world of those who not only lived their politics with heartfelt conviction, but live on to tell their story now.
UK | 2021 | Documentary | Director: Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams | 89 min. | English with German subtitles
Content-Warning: HIV, homophobia
Saturday, 22.10. • 9.45 p.m.
Followed by a talk with people from the Tuntenhaus & concert with Rattenchor.
Unfortunately without sign language interpreting.
“Foto: Micha Oesterreich, 1990”
After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, a community of queer people occupied a house in the almost derelict Mainzer Straße in Berlin. Juliet Bashore’s legendary documentary follows the fortunes of the queer house. It follows the daily struggle of the queens and queers to have a place for themselves in the chaos and unrest after German reunification. Together they try to create and defend this anarchistic space until it is violently evicted by the police.
Battle of Tuntenhaus Part 1
UK | 1991 | Documentary | Director: Juliet Bashore |25 Min. | English and German with German subtitles
Battle of Tuntenhaus Part 2
UK | 1992 | Documentary | Director: Juliet Bashore |20 Min. | English and German with German subtitles
We get a polyphonically perverse visit from Berlin from the residents of the Fag House and their friends! The queer-anarchist Rattenchor has been singing against injustice for about 20 years and will entertain us with a concert of well-known hits in new and political guise. One or the other cork will surely pop in our bar – you are warmly invited!
Content-Warning: physical and psychological violence, Nazi propaganda, Nazis, police violence
Sunday, 23.10. • 3.00 p.m.
with coffee and cake
Full of pride and anticipation, we present you this year for the first time a (que)erotic short film afternoon! With coffee, cake we want to make ourselves comfortable and celebrate great and inspiring porn together.
Expected total length: 120 min.
For everyone 18 years and over.
These spicy short films await you:
We hear the erotic narration of a date and see a sensual, wet self-exploration in close-up.
UK | 2017 | Dir: Max Disgrace | 4:00 Min. | English with German subtitles
Carnegie Velvet delights us with a film about kinky fluffy puppy play with bondage elements.
USA | 2015 | Dir: Carnegie Velvet | 3:00 Min.
Both documentary and porn film: in Mes Chéris, Jamal Phoenix says goodbye to his breasts in a very touching way.
Germany | 2020 | Director: Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell | 12 min. | English with German subtitles
An unexpectedly erotic meeting of two older women in a lift. With power play, spanking and peeing.
D | 2016 | Dir: Francy Fabritz | 14:00 Min. | German (with subtitles?)
Pain Dulce is mixed with pain in this BDSM porn short. Ramses Rodstein and Tenoch El Guero enjoy their breakfast of pleasure and torment together.
USA | 2018 | Director: Ramses Rodstein | 8 min.
A solo performance develops into a sexy duet with a hoover. A funny-porn music video in luxurious aesthetics.
UK | 2019 | Dir: David Wilson | 4:20 Min.
Dreamily animated, three heroines beam themselves out of lonely quarantine into an alternative universe where they experience an adventure full of lust and magic together.
USA | 2021 | Director: Mahx Capacity | 9 min. | English with German subtitles
Ready for love at first sight through the camera? Baby is a passionate and vulnerable solo striptease that melts hearts.
USA | 2018 | Director: Evie Snax | 8 min.
2 or 3 things I like about him
A beautiful declaration of love with slow sex in an intimate, quiet atmosphere, filmed with a handheld camera.
D | 2021 | Dir: Paul Stümke, Billy Vega, Jamal Phoenix | 15:00 Min. | English with German subtitles
Sunday, 23.10. • 5.30 p.m.
Online from 24.10.-2.11.2022
Afterwards, browse the book table and design zines in the craft corner.
NO STRAIGHT LINES tells the story of queer comics around five important comic artists who put the unthinkable on paper: Queer realities of life.
Beginning in the 1970s as an underground movement, the documentary traces the development up to the present and provides insights not only into the personal stories of the protagonists, but also into the socio-political context of the past and present.
An exciting insight into the queer comic scene (in the USA) – even for those who haven’t had much to do with comics before!
USA | 2021 | Documentary | Director: Vivian Kleiman | 79 min. | English with German subtitles
Content-Warning: harassment, image flicker, HIV, pornography, racism, suicide, traffic accident
Sunday, 23.10. • 8.30 p.m.
AJ is a teenager and everything just seems really stressful. Especially on the “normal” family holiday, where the very pregnant sister is also there with her boyfriend. The mother wants to see AJ in “girly clothes” and no one really wants to understand AJ. But it’s summer, and at 17, a summer romance can shake things up. In SWEETHEART, she smells of chlorine and sunscreen.
UK | 2021 | Feature film | Director: Marley Morrison | 94 min. | English with German subtitles
Content-Warning: alcohol consumption, deadnaming, vomiting, homophobia/queerphobia