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Out & Proud: Pride Month Special

4. June 2022 | 18:00 - 23:59

MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM (Girls in Uniform)

West Germany/France 1958. Dir: Géza von Radványi
Cast: Lilli Palmer, Romy Schneider, Therese Giehse. 95 mins. DCP. Original language version without subtitles.

COMIZI D’AMORE  (Love Meetings)

Italy 1964. D: Pier Paolo Pasolini. Documentary film. 90 mins. 35mm. Original language version with English subtitles.


USA 2015. Dir: Sean Baker. Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor. 88 mins. DCP. Original language version with German subtitles.

"Girls in Uniform", Germany/France, 1958

MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM, which premiered in competition at the Berlinale in 1958, is a remake of the 1931 film of the same name: Around 1910, Manuela von Meinhardt moves to a convent for senior daughters in Potsdam after the death of her mother. Her most important reference person in the new environment becomes the understanding teacher Fräulein von Bernburg, with whom Manuela falls in love. After the performance of the play Romeo and Juliet, in which Manuela plays Romeo, things escalate.

In COMIZI D’AMORE, Pier Paolo Pasolini interviewed hundreds of Italians from all social classes on topics that were considered taboo at the time. He is interested in sexuality, marriage, divorce and prostitution, as well as the relationship between sex and society. The psychologist Cesare Musatti and the writer Alberto Moravia comment on the attitudes of the interviewees. Pasolini lets the audience participate in the process of making the film, making room for tenderness and humor.

Christmas Eve in Los Angeles: When the African-American, transsexual prostitute Sin-Dee Rella gets out of jail after 28 days, she learns from her friend Alexandra that her boyfriend and pimp Chester, for whom she had been storing drugs, has been cheating on her, and with a cis woman at that. Together with Dinah, Chester’s supposed acquaintance, they set out to find Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and the truth of the story. Along the way, they encounter a wide variety of subcultures in the urban jungle and also, time and again, the Armenian cab driver Rezmik.

A favorite of audiences and critics at film festivals worldwide in 2015, TANGERINE L.A. was not only the first feature film shot entirely on the iPhone, but also captivates with great authenticity in its cast of real trans* women in the lead roles.

Every year in June, the LGBTQIA* community and its allies celebrate Pride Month in Germany and many other nations. The celebrations commemorate the 1969 uprising at the “Stonewall” bar on Christopher Street in Manhattan, where the LGBTQIA* scene successfully defended itself for the first time against police raids that were common at the time. The uprising marked a turning point for the liberation movement of queer people in the United States and from there in the Western world. Every year, the historic event is also commemorated at Christopher Street parades in German cities. On the occasion of Pride Month, three films with queer themes will be shown at the DFF cinema.


4. June 2022
18:00 - 23:59