Film Program

Opening Night Film

7. september 2017 kl. 19:00

KIKI

Buy tickets for KIKI HERE

Director: Sara Jordenö
2016 | Sweden/USA│94 m
English | No subtitles

One of the great classics in queer cinema is Paris is Burning from 1991. KIKI can be regarded as a present-day version. How is the queer African-American and Latino youth on the streets of New York doing now? What causes are they passionate about? How do they gather?

Through the work of a few community pillars, the tradition of Drag Balls are kept alive with the birthplace of vogueing, made famous by Madonna. We follow these activists and leaders, as they strive to keep the local kids away from crime and drugs, and create a family for those who have none. This documentary is a moving portrait of people who find strength in adversity with the support they give to each other. -(BY)

Winner of the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival.

 

Closing Night Film

9. september 2017 kl. 20:30

SIGNATURE MOVE

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Director: Jennifer Reeder
2017 | USA | 82m
English/Urdu/Spanish│English subtitles
Cast: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Molly Brennan, and Mark Hood

Zaynab is a queer, Pakistani, Muslim lawyer, who is a funny and awkward character, to which we quickly fall in love. Between juggling her soap-opera obsessed mother, who has moved in, she is trying to hide her new hobby: Lucha Libre wrestling. With daily rants about finding a husband, her sexual orientation is not exactly a conversation she is ready to have yet. Things don’t get any easier when Alma comes in the picture. This Mexican, free-spirited goddess, who unlike Zaynab, is free and has a great relationship with her mother. What starts out as a casual hookup, eventually grows deeper. The laughter is not spared and we see how she handles being caught between two strong women; one, her mother, and, the other…well you’ll see…

Signature Move is more than just a funny, romantic comedy; it’s about relationships, family, and finding common ground across cultures and experiences. A must-see film, if you are looking to be entertained, whilst moved.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize Best U.S. Narrative Feature at the 2017 Outfest Film Festival.