Update | Fort Buchanan (FR/TN 2014, Benjamin Crotty)

What could be better after a long, hard Day of Labour than watching a film, where all dialogue’s comprised of quotes from US American TV shows and soap operas?! Exactly…!

So, on May 1 we will screen the magnificient queer film gem »Fort Buchanan« at Schaubühne Lindenfels. After this one, there will also be a re-screening of »Desire will Set You Free« at 9:30pm (same place), especially for those who can’t make it to the first screening of »Desire will Set You Free« since it might overlap with our screening at GRASSI Museum the same day.

So, that’s it! That’s the whole programme of the festival!

You can download the complete programme guide for GEGENkino 2016 here (.pdf, 4 MB), if you didn’t get a physical one yet.

We hope you’re curious and that we’ll see you all at the festival.

The excited folks of GEGENkino.

Fort Buchanan

(FR/TN 2014, D: Benjamin Crotty, A: Andy Gillet, Iliana Zabeth, David Baiot, Mati Diop, 65’, OV with English subtitles, DCP)

In Benjamin Crotty’s debut feature, the eponymous »Fort Buchanan« is located in the French countryside and actually, it’s more a queer rural commune than a military base. Although, most of the inhabitants have husbands still in the active service. Like Roger, whose significant other Frank is in Africa and whose mutual daughter Roxy likewise is dreaming of a future in the army. Apropos of nothing, her juvenile sexuality awakens, a fact that the polyamorous fort notices with joy. Father No. 1 is tormented by solitude and fidelity, which is why the community summarily decides to fly to Djibouti to visit father No. 2. But after 18 years of marriage, passion and desire refuse to really arise, even hot pants and a new haircut cannot help that. What a virtuoso film! So full of sensuality: the colours, the bodies, the light, the coarseness of the 16mm material. Along with it, a mixture of country tunes, classical music and electro party sounds. A hybrid full of artificiality, confusing cuts, and dialogues that are all taken from US soap operas and which in French appear as completely bizarre! Down with expectations! A cheer for fine humour! Here’s Queer Cinema at its best!

1 May, 8pm – Schaubühne Lindenfels

6,5/5,5 (red.) euros or 9/8 (red.) euros as a combined ticket with »Desire will Set You Free«

Desire Will Set You Free (Re-screening)

(GER 2015, D: Yony Leyser, A: Yony Leyser, Tim Fabian Hoffmann, Chloe Griffin, 92’, OV with German subtitles, BluRay)

1 May, 9.30 pm – Schaubühne Lindenfels

6,5/5,5 (red.) euros or 9/8 (red.) euros as a combined ticket with »Fort Buchanan«