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Day 10: Destroy what destroys you

What a beautiful night my friends! What a spectacular Award Ceremony! Conchita Wurst was there, Udo Kier and even Andrea Nahles (even if she doesn´t really fit into this list). The TEDDY trophies were given away and we all danced till our toes were bleeding.

So maybe we should do something calm today… how about going to the movies? Maybe something to sharpen our political awareness. How about “Mein wunderbares West-Berlin” by Jochen Hick? In this documentary, Jochen Hick revives memories of the time of political struggles. His film tells us, among other things, about the movement “Homosexuelle Aktion West-Berlin”, which was founded in 1971 and stood up for the exclusion of §175. Jochen Hick takes us back to the time when Berlin was a magical and a very political place. Legends say, by the way, that the “HAW” was founded at the Berlin Film Festival right after the screening of Rosa von Praunheims film “It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives “. So maybe you are going to find out about this political movement right after this screening. Who knows…

Below you´ll find the programme for today

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Day 8: Anticipation and Diversity Talks

Hello, dear film lovers! I hope you had a great time on the Berlinale so far; met interesting people, watched inspiring movies and drank a lot of coffee. The preparations for tomorrows Award Ceremony are in full swing and we are full of anticipation.

Today we will have our great Diversity Talks again, which you shouldn´t miss! Today at 11am we will have a talk with filmmakers Neil Triffet and Lia Hietala about the subject “Queer for the Kids”, whose movies “EMO The Musical” and “Mon Homosytser” are on this years queer list. At 2pm we´re going to have a discussion about “Queer Historiography” with filmmakers Andrea Weiss (“Bones of Contention”) and Jochen Hick (“Mein wunderbares West-Berlin”).

Where? At BRLO Brwhouse at U-Bhf-Gleisdreieck, Schöneberger Straße 16. Guys, it´s going to be very interesting, come around! Below you´ll find the queer programme for today. Continue reading Day 8: Anticipation and Diversity Talks

Day 6: “we´re all weirdos, that´s what makes us beautiful!”

Halftime, my friends! The first half of the festival is over, now hurry! You didn´t watch enough movies? Go for it, because there are only 5 days left!

“We´re all weirdos, that´s what makes us beautiful” is a quote from the film “Weirdos” from Bruce McDonald which you can watch over the next three days at the Berlinale. ´Cause Bruce McDonald himself is a weirdo of the best sort. Weirdos are something beautiful, this is what we found out at the Interview yesterday and which you can be convinced yourself by his new film. McDonald started his career with 8mm Zombies films, that he shot during high school. Over the years he made himself a name in the independent film scene far beyond the borders of Canada. His films are often about people on a road trip, where self-discovery and Rock´n Roll are the ingredients his films are made of. And of course, there are people who are weird sometimes but always lovable. Like in “Weirdos”: two 15-year old teenagers run away to hitchhike through the countryside. Kit wants to go to his mother and live with her, because he is hoping for a better life. Why everything turns out completely different and which role Andy Warhol plays in that film you have to find out yourself! It´s worth it! Have fun!

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Day 4: short films and girls in love

Two short films today are dealing with upcoming feelings of young girls for other young girls, which are leading to big confusions…

In the swedish short “Min Homosyster”,Cleo is spending warm sunny days with her sister and her “cool” girlfriend Gabbi. She is thinking about who she is on love with and why she´s always so nervous when her friend Sadira calls.

“La prima sueca” tells the story of Cata, who is waiting for her 15th birthday to come. Her cousin Klara, who is visiting, seems to be quite strange to her. Why doesn´t she like to wear skirts and what´s with that sort hair cut? The initialy mistrust seems to fade and maybe Cata doesn´t think of Klara that bad after all.

These two short films who are running in the section “Generation” gently observe the coming of age of young women and the accompanying irritations they have to deal with. Where and when, you´ll find below yeat again ;) Continue reading Day 4: short films and girls in love

Introduction into the queer films in Kino International

Wieland Speck and TEDDY e.V. present the MonGay Special: On Today, at monday the 6th of February 2017 there will be an introduction into the queer films of this year´s Berlinale and we are happy to invite you! Wieland Speck, the curator of the section Panorama, will present the TEDDY-programme. Entrance is gonna be 7 Euro, discounted 6,50 and is for the benefit of TEDDY e.V.. The Introduction will be in Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178 Berlin.

We are looking forward to see you there!