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WELCOME WELCOME TO THE FESTIVAL Welcome to this year's International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival ' where over 1 00 films and videotapes from around the world will be screened over ten days at the Castro Theatre, the Roxie Cinema and the Eye Gallery. This year we welcome to the Festival pro­ gramming staff Annette Forster, a leading authority on lesbian and feminist film and video.. As Guest Curator for the 1 99 1 Festival, Annette has assembled a fascinating collection of programs exploring a wide range of issues and topics of interest to the lesbian community. New feature films this year range from the pan­ sexual comedy of Monika Treut's MY FATHER IS COM· ING to Derek Jarman's visual masterpiece THE GAR­ DEN. Documentaries are highlighted by two new

feature-length works on AIDS activism, OVER OUR DEAD BODIES by Britain's Stuart Marshall and VOIC­ ES FROM THE FRONT by New York's Testing the Lim­ its Collective. We also welcome Eastern Europe's first documentary on homosexuality, FORBIDDEN LOVE from Czechoslovakia. Some of the most daring and intriguing work of past Festivals comes from the makers of short films, a medium free of big budgets a nd the standard 90 minute running time. This year is no exception, and we are highlighting one of the best collections of shorts in years with a special evening program of new

works by gay filmmakers from the US, C�nada and Great Britain. Other outstanding short films can be seen preceding many of the feature film programs throughout the Festival. At first glance you may notice somethin� missing from the video program: Out on Tuesday, the popular series from Channel Four in London. Do not despair, 'this season the series i� being broadcast later in the year, and although we do not have the complete series to offer you, we have sprinkled throughout our video programs several segments which have been completed in time for the Festival. Also in our video programs, you will find several works representing the latest in accessible, low-tech videography, the Fisher­ Price pixelvision camerp. At a price of arou!1d $99.95, this "toy" has been quickly embraced by independent lesbian and gay artists as a new and readily accessi­ ble form for video production. Finally, we dedicate this year's Festival to film historian Vito Russo, the spiritual founder of this festi· val and every lesbian and gay film festival throughout the world. His annual presence at this festival, on stage and in the audience, will be sorely missed. We hope that you will enjoy this year's Festival, finding works that make you laugh and cry, angry and aroused, but most of all-proud. Michael Lumpkin Festival D irector

WHAT IS A LESBIAN FILM? ''What is a lesbian film?," the lesbian community often asks. My answer is as complex as your question. Some films are lesbian without being "about" lesbians. Some lesbian filmmakers make lesbian films, others make other films. And some films are not lesbian -even though they feature a lesbian character. I cannot give an obiective guideline. Some lesbian films have been made but many more will never exist. Problems with funding and distribution are well known but are not the only reasons for the lack of lesbian specificity on celluloid. What do you imagine when you say "lesbian fi lm?" Ask 4 dykes and you'll get 4 different films. Acknowledging diversity is powerful, so stand by it. For 15 years, the San Francisco International Les­ bian and Gay Film Festival has annually offe'red an overview of films and videos that have actually been made. Look through the program book. As usual there are 'a handful of new features related to ongo­ ing debates in the lesbian community, then there is a retrospective of outstanding work by Elfi Mikesch, a special program on Su Friedrich, and several films on Catholic iconography. And last but certainly I')ot least, I direct your attel)tion to the great variety of short films and videos that represent the diversity of our lives in a bold and uncensored way. Annette Forster Guest Curator


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P NINGNIGHT Friday, June 21 st, Castro Theatre

the quirky assimilation of a German girl into New

rience but in many others it is about sex and the

Frameline's Opening Night Gala celebrates the

York's East Village culture. It's the story of Vicky, a

body. For both Vicky and her father, New York

of the Festival and the kick-off of the 1991 Les­

waitress and frustrated actress, who despite a Ger­

becomes an escape from the intellectual traditions of

bian/Gay Freedom Day Celebration. The evening

man accent, a series of disastrous auditions, and a

the fatherland into a world where appetites and sen­

begins at 5:30pm with a champagne reception at the

checkered love life, still dreams of starring roles and a

sory experiences take precedence.

Castro Theatre followed at 7:00pm with the premiere

fulfilling sexual relationship. Vicky's life is complicated

launch

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Director: Monika Treut, Cast: Shelley Kastner,

MY FATHER IS COMING.

by the visit of her Bavarian father who thinks his

Alfred Edel, Annie Sprinkle. USA/GERMANY, 1991,

Afterwards, join the filmmakers and other guests of

daughter is enjoying a successful career and marriage

35mm, 82 min.

. of Monika Treut's new film,

the Festival for cocktails, dinner and dancing at the

in New York. But Vicky's attempts to hide the truth

dazzling San Francisco Mart. Tickets for the entire

and her deceptions soon take second stage to her

OUTCASTS

evening are $50.00; tickets for the premiere of MY

father's New York adventures. As her world disinte­

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FATHER IS COMING are also available for

grates, she finds herself opening up to new

Docudrama about the search for the fate of lesbians

experiences. She slips into an affair

in Nazi concentration camps. Fictional scenes of a les­

with Lisa, her lesbian Pu' erto Rican

bian love story are well balanced with Grode's per­

friend, and meets a handsome

sonal account of her search and the stories she found.

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stranger with an unusual secret.

MY FATHER IS COMING

·In some ways

MY FATHER IS

WeST COAST PREMIERE

COMING is a tale of cultures

MY FATHER IS· COMING recounts

clashing and the immigrant expe-

,Director: Leigh B. Grode, Netherlands, 1991, 16mm, 25 min.

Friday June 21, 7:00pm, Castro OPENING NIGHT SPONSORED BY THE ADVOCATE

o IN NIG T Saturday/June 29th, . Castro Theatre THE GARDEN

that one film includes both a

fies Jarman's reputation as England's premiere gay

the 1957 musical

FUNNY FACE) and

a bizarre scene of gay lovers being

Viewers who embrace the elliptical, welcome THE GARDEN, British filmmaker Derek Jar­

matic eyes for 92 minutes. The result is a visually dense, nearly hypnotic work of art that further solidi­

campy version of "Think Pink" (from

WeST COAST PREMIERE "experimental," style of rock music videos will

are humorous, shocking, and seemingly unrelated. It isn't often

tarred and feathered with molasses and cot­

filmmaker.

-Paul Bol/winkel

Director: Derek Jarman, Cast: Tilda Swinton, Kevin Collins, Roger Cook, Jody Graber, Michael Gough. Great Britain, 1990, 35mm, 92 min.

ton batting.

RELAX

man's ninth feature-a challenging, ultimately very

Is it important-or even possible-to understand

moving look at the link between homosexuality and

every reference and image in THE ·GARDEN? You

An imaginative and intense short in which a young

religion. Set in the garden and surrounding head­

won't need to penetrate all of Jarman's private obses­

gay man explores his feelings leading up to the result

lands of his home in rural England, it takes us on a

sions to be moved by the heartbreaking elegy he

of an HIV test,

shrewd, often puzzling journey that works on at least

reads near the film's end. While it's clear that Jarman

two levels. First as a sardonic retelling of the Passion

is making a connection between the Christ story, gay

story that alternates a gay couple with Christ, and

oppression and his personal battle with AIDS, stylisti­

then as a surreal barrage of images and sounds that

cally he is demanding that we 10Qk through his enig-

Director/Writer: Christopher N ewby, Great Britain, 1990, 16mm, 20 min.

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Frameline is a community-based, non-profit media

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arts organization whose mission is to exhibit, dis­

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AT MAUD'S. In the years ahead, Framellne will strive to increase its grant-making capabilities' to further

tribute, fund and promote lesbian and gay films and

During the past twelve months, titles from

videos that educate, challenge and entertain the les­

Frameline's collection have played to 45,000 men

bian and gay community.

and women in 47 states. From Hawaii to Alabama,

Framellne's work is only made possible through

Nebraska to North Carolina, Framellne. brings film

the generosity and support of our audience. As you

Formed as a. collective to administer the 1979

encourage the production of more films and videos made by and about lesbians and gay men.

San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festi­

and video to com.munities that often have no other

may know, the San Francisco International Lesbian &

val, Frameline has grown in significant and Innovative

access to lesbian and gay media.

Gay Film Festival.has repeatedly been targeted by

ways. In 1990, the San Francisco International Les­

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bian & Gay Film Festival, our most visible community

only fully-staffed lesbian and gay media arts organi­

funding for lesbian and gay artists. Frameline would

program, attracted an audience of over 25,000 men

zation in the country, and receives inquiries year­

like to take this opportunity to thank you, our audi­

organizations and individuals opposed to federal

and women. In 1991, as the festival celebrates its

round for information on films a!1d videotapes. Our

ence, for the support that you have demonstrated

15th anniversary, Framellne is embarking on an am­

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during these critical times.

bitious new project to produce the 1 st Moscow/

and we provide advice and assistance to festivals and

Leningrad International Lesbian and Gay film Festival.

organizations around the world.

During our 1990 Festival you were responsible . for sending thousands of letters to Washington, DC in

The Moscow/Leningrad festival is only one compo­

S',CIAL PROGRAMS: Each year Framellne presents

support of freedom of expression. These letters made

nent in Framellne's continuing effort to bring the

special programs of interest to the lesbian and gay

a valuable contribution towards the subsequent reau­

work of lesbian and gay media artists to the largest possible audience.

community. Highlights from the past year included

thorization of the National Endowment for the Arts,

the San Francisco premiere of Todd Haynes's contro­

and Frameline's 1991 grant from the Endowment.

In addition to' producing festivals, Framellne's

versial award-winning film POISON, the second

This support has also been extremely gratifying to the

annual Lesbian 1V Party, a five-month "Best of the

staff and board of directors of this organizatiQn.

staff works year-round on the following projects: D'STlIIUTlON: In 1981 Ftamellne established the

Festival" series at the Castro Theatre which included

Framellne looks forward to continually improving

nation's flrst and only distribution program exclusively

revivals of twelve feature films and a major retrospec­

and expanding the services that we provide to audi­

for lesbian and gay film and video. This program is an

tive of lesbian filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger.

ences in the Bay Area and across the country. It is our

essential component In our mission to bring lesbian

EDUCATION: Framellne co-sponsors a class on the

and gay films and videotapes to communities around

history of lesbians and gays in the cinema at San

tribution efforts to further lesbian and gay represetlta­

the world.

Francisco's City College, the first course of its kind in

tion. We thank you for your support of our work and

the country .

for your continued interest in lesbian and gay film.

. Last year Framellne significantly expanded this

goal to increase our programming, funding and dis­

program and published Its first comprehensive film

FUNDING: To encourage the production and

Thomas DiMaria

and video catalog. Framellne's collection of 68 titles

availability of lesbian and gay film and video� Frame­

Executive Director

includes an impressive array of works from features

line's Completion/Subtitling Fund provides grants to

like Marlon Riggs's TONGUES UNTIED, and Roger

new lesbian/gay productions en�bling the completion

For further information, or for details on how to sup­

Stigliano's FUN DOWN THERE, to shorts like Julie

of works in .progress. In 1990, Frameline awarded

port Frameline's programs, please contact Framellne,

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THE FILMS OF ELFIMIKESCH THE 1991 FRAMELINE AWARD

She rejects pre-existing hierarchies

year's program you can see her in

Austrian/German filmmaker Elfi Mikesch's films

of importance. Nothing is without

THE COMPLAINT OF THE EMPRESS

establish a playful approach to gender and sexuality,

importance.

and ALL OF ME. Sh.e esc�pes gen­

and a celebration of lesbian lust and feminist film­

Her favorite way to work 'is

der definitions not only through

making which is put into effect by a tr�ly different cin­

with people she considers her cre­

her comic talents but also with her

ematic language. Love and death are central themes:

ative equa/. In this regard, MA­

incredible voice, a voice that defies

The two old ladies in WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT

CUMBA is the centerpiece in' her

gender classification.

DEATH love each other. Eye-to-eye with death, their

oeuvre- an almost historical film

In both form and content Elfi

love exists without fear, because when love and death

by now. She made it with friends,

Mikesch's films are profoundly

are near', there is nothing left'to lose. In MACUMBA,

calling the cooperation "working

non-conformist and advocate lib­

Isabel, the protagonist, invents stories and dissects the

with love and bounding." There

erated, many-sided forms of sexu­ ality for lesbians and gays, and for

different forms of love in her friends' lives, while play­

was creation in abundance- sto­

ing with Mikesch's theme of love and death. With

ries, images, characters, motives­

straight women and men. With her

Franziska, she eventually imagines a love that "is

that needed to be organized. The

excessive imagery she cuts a path

beyond hope." The cruelty .of love and death are dis�

actors and actresses invented their own texts and

through the jungle of patriarchal. ideas and estab­

played in the films, BLUE DISTANCE and THE BREAK­

music was developed. During editing, accents were

lished cinematic language to reach the images of the

FAST 'O F THE HYENA. Experience with love, where

changed and dimensions added.

other, i.e., women. Elfi Mikesch inscribes women's

beauty and cruelty come close to being one, leads to

Elfi Mikesch plays a leading role in both the Ger­

the universe of SEDUCTION: THE CRUEL WOMAN,

'man and lesbian/gay cinema. She has worked not

lesbian love.

where fantasies are brought passionately to life.

only with Treut, Schroeter and Von Praunheim but

THE BLUE DISTANCE (Blaue Distanz) 1981, 35mm,

images with passion, which is no less than an act of - AnneHe Forster

Elfi Mikesch's films are basically about desire,

with Frank Ripploh and Heinz Emigholz. They are

22 minutes

desire for images. "Images are not easy to find, they

filmmakers, but in Mikesch's films they have been

EXECunON: A STUDY OF MARY 1979, 16mm, 24 minutes

are shy," she once said. She studied photography

seduced into displaying their acting talents. Photogra­

before making films and her passion is cinematogra­

pher Silke Grossman plays the lead in BLUE DIS­

HYENA'S BREAKFAST (Das Friistiick der Hyone) 1983,

phy. She has shot films for Werner Schroeter, Monika

TANCE while both SEDUCTION: THE CRUEL WOMAN

16mm, 25 minutes

Treut and Rosa von Praunheim-each contributing to

and THE BREAKFAST OF THE HYENA star Ne":,, York

MACUMBA 1981, 16mm, 88 minutes

her outstanding reputation as 'a n artist whose

actress and filmmaker Sheila McLaughlin.

extremely sensual images are the object of a tactile

The late actress Magdalena Montezuma worked

SEDUCTION: THE CRUEL WOMAN (Verliihrung: die grausame Frau) in collaboration with Monika Treut

gaze. Directing her own films, her technical abilities

extensively with Werner Schroeter and Ulrike Ottinger

1985, 16mm,85 minutes

with framing and lighting have allowed her to create

but with the part of Isabel in MACUMBA, Elfi Mikesch

WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT DEATH (Was soll'n

realities through her excessive imagination. She does

enabled her to render a performance completely dif­

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not capture life for the sake of re-imagining it on the

ferent from the heavily stylized ones she usually gave.

minutes

screen, but to reinforce the presence of material

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objects, movements, color, animals and personalities.

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DAMNED IF YOU DO CATHOLIC ICONOGRAPHY IN LESBIAN CINEMA

two films feature the ultimate icon Catholicism offers

Catholicism considers nonreproductive sexuality a sin,

lesbians: the nun. Through the nun Catholicism

so one wouldn't assume it would have much to offer

speaks a fascinating language of devotion, passion

lesbians. Now, I do not intend to go into religion or

and love, even while it denies sexuality. For the

until the generation of our mothers, have chosen to

Catholic girl that doesn't yet know she is a

live in convents in order to escape from married life,

spirituality. Nor do I want to discuss the brutality of the church as

�� institution

that legitimizes right-wing politics

devoted lover are right in the spotlight. Recent historical research in women's studies

reveals that wo� en from as early as the 12th century

lesbian, the nun is a role model outside

and to develop their intellectual and creative talents.

of heterosexuality. She liv,es in a

These were the reasons that the Mexican Juana Inez

and male supremacy. My intention · with this program of films and

women's community. She is good,

de la Cruz became a nun. The story of her life is told

spiritual and full of mystery. Often

in YO, LA PEOR DE TODAS (I, THE WORST OF ALL).

videos is to focus on the icons of

. she is hiding a beautiful woman

Inspired by another woman, Juana Inez de la Cruz

Catholicism, and the rites and

under her habit- especially in

wrote some of the most beautiful poetry in the Span­

imagery represented in films and

films. The wish to disrobe the nun

ish language. She is known as the "tenth muse" and

and discover the lesbian leads to a

as the "Sappho of Latin America." The fact that Juana

videos made by lesbians today. Once personal feelings of guilt are overcome, as in GENTLY DOWN· THE STREAM, images and trajectories

gorg eous lov emaking scene in

Inez de' la Cruz apparently kept her vow of celibacy

DAMNED IF YOU DON'T. This film sati­

has never prevented readers from interpreting her

rizes the representation of nuns throughout

poetry as lesbian. Apparently now, in 1991, this still

imposed u·pon us by a Catholic upbringing can be

film history and pivots the issue in a daring and erotic, .

causes problems. The filmmaker, Marie Louise Bem­

reclaimed and inscribed with lesbian desire. In· THE

way.

berg, did not give permission for the film to be

WAY OF THE WICKED, for instance,it is the image of

The sexual openness on screen that began in the

the body and the blood that lesbians can identify

gay film festivals.

with: for us, and the women we desire, the body and

sixties created a flow of films with cloistered women, ' be they in convents, brothels, or prisons. Usually this

the blood are true experiences. Then there is the

genre serves sensationalist and voyeuristic purposes

THE NUN (La' Re/igieuse) Director: Jacques Rivette, France,1966

screened in this progrpm, nor in other lesbian and -AnneHe Forster

extraordinarily sensual act of sticking out your tongue

instead of depicting a nun's life accurately. As a film

to r�ceive the communion wafer while resisting the

history lesson I selected LA RELIGIEUSE (The Nun).

SMN WOMEN Diredor: John Ford,USA,1965

temptation to bite the figurative body. This group of

First, this film is not as exploitative in its images as

DAMNED IF YOU DON'T Director: Su Friedrich,

images is also utilized in THE HYENA'S BREAKFAST

most others of the genre and second, it can be seen

USA,1987

which offers identification with the Passion, and the

as a compilation of the drives that male filmmakers

EVOLUTION OF A SEX UFE Diredor: Cindy Gaffney,

pain and lust of self-chastisement. Who can be aston­ ished when Mary eventually 'opens the door to �n

presume nuns were afflicted with: motherly love,

USA,1988

sadistic abuse, and pathological desire. As a hilarious

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM Diredor: Su Friedrich,

S&M dyke? In this film we also see a lesbian Piet6-

and campy approach to religious women, you

USA,1983

an extremely powerful image of surrender.

shouldn't miss SEVEN WOMEN, in which lesbian

HYENA'S BREAKFAST (Das Fruhstuck der Hyane) . Diredor: Elfi Mi kesch,Germany,1983

Reclaiming Catholic imagery for the sake of les­

attraction intrudes on a group of American missionary

bian lust is a wild thing �o do. This consciousness is a

women isolated in China. The 1985 film EXTRA­

PECCATUM MUTUM (Silent Sin) Diredor: Suzie Silver

well of irony that informs EVOLUTION OF A SEX LIFE·

MUROS is clearly from another era. Whereas in most

& Laurence Steger, USA,1988

and also sets the tone in PECCATUM MUTUM (THE

older films the main character is straight or struggling

THE WAY OF THE WICKED Director: Christine

SILENT SIN) and DAMNED IF YOU DON'T. The latter

with her sexuality, here a lesbian nun and her

Vachon, USA,1989


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AMERICAN FABULOUS

The U.S. government estimates that there are between

ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE

ALL OF ME \MST CoAST PREMIERE

1 and 1 .5 mill ion Americans currently infected with HIV. Within ten ye'ars,_researchers believe, half will get

O rla n da is a person between male and fem a le.

AMERICAN FABULOUS is the very oral biography of '

His/her profession, is diseuse, a performer who enter­

Jeffrey Strouth, a wild, storytelling homosexual whose

serious ill nesses arid within sixteen years, half will

tains with songs and speeches in the German tradition

develop AIDS. In spite of immense media coverage,

Adding to a hearty tradition of acerbic gay folklore,

unglamorously picaresque life makes for compulsively

of the 20's and 30's. To escape from loneliness, as

addictive narratives that are unbelievable, hilarious, and movingly tragic.

there has been little exploration of this, the largest

well as to play with taboos, Orlanda decides to marry

group affected by the epidemic. Yet HIV seropositives

her friend Elizabeth. On a concert tour in Warsaw,

share-along with those with full blown AIDS- both

which also serves as a honeymoon, both the newly­

the terror an 'd the stigma of the disease. Most people

weds fall in love with a charming young Polish man.

From a throne-like position in the back seat of a 1 957 Cadillac, Strouth indulges in an autobiographi­ cal yakfest while the uninspiring landscape 'of Colum­

uncertainty of knowing they may get sick at any time.

This qu ite special marriage offers material for

comedy as well as melodrama, cleverly commented

bus, Ohio provides a moving backdro 'p . He recounts a

ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE is the story of how eleven men

on by Orlanda's songs. Georgette Dee as Orlanda is

"nobody could make this up, and if they did, why

Producer: janet Cole, Diredor: Peter Adair, Edi­

acterizes Dee makes it impossible to see these charac­

playing him/herself. The gender ambiguity that char­

would they want to?" Between cigarettes Strouth tells

tor: VeronicQ Selver, video, USA, 1 990, 87 min.

ters as simply straight, gay or lesbian. Mechtild Gross­

his psychopathic, abusive father; being kept, at 1 4, by

AMONG GOOD "CHRISTIAN PEOPLES

that she hasn't used before and while ALL OF ME is

of the historicci.!, emotional, and social interpretations

SEDUC TION: THE CR UEL WOMAN, in which these two

Black and Gay Among Good Christian Peoples." The

respectively, the film is also embedded 'in the German

infected with HIV learn to cope with the psychological

and women are liyir:lg with this news.

mann displays a talent for both comedy and tragedy

meant to be fun, it has a serious side as wel l . Like

AMONG GOOD CHRISTIAN P EOPLES explores some of Jacqueline Woodson's personal essay "Growing Up' video com bines Woodson reading her own com­ pelling essay with footage shot in Pixelvision (using a

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Fisher-Price camera) imaging childhood memories through interviews, and adults play-acting by reading

a children's Bible and having slumber parties.

Diredor: Catherine Saalfield, video, USA, 1 99 1 , 23 min.

THISI TWO PRODUCTIONS RICIIVID GRANTS TH'S YIAR FROM FRAMELlNI'S FILM!V'DIO COMPLETION FUND. A BINIFIT FOR THI FRAMELINE FILM/V'DIO COMPLETION FUND Sunday June 30 4:30pm Roxie

actreses played the parts of Frederike and Wanda,

life so relentlessly melodramatic that, as he says,

us about his first gay friend, the toothless "Myth Earl;" ,

a kindly 400 pound drag queen with a closet full of

faux denim leisure suits; his passion for sex and drugs; and just about all the poop on the East Village club scene.

Like a queeny, white trash Kerouac, Strouth's

most poignant moments take place on the road. To

tradition that, with wit and insight, explores ways to

hear his epic 'of hitchhiking from Ohio to Hollywood

-AF

with a mincing, Tallulah Bankhead groupie boYfriend,

play with gender roles in film.

Diredor: Bettina Wilhelm, Cast: Georgette Dee,

Mechtild Grossmann, Miroslaw Baka. Germany, 1 990, 1 6mm, 76 Min.

BY ATTRITION

a tiny yapping dog, and a finch in a cage, ' is �Iassic Americana, alone worth entering this tragicomic uni­ verse.

As indulgent as its subject, the tape's two hour length may send you out screaming, but if you can

On a deserted street two girls meet to confide in each

stick with it-and I suggest you do- Strouth emerges

them, and to learn how to kiss again.

more that earned his endearing bitchiness.

other, to dissolve the malaise that has estranged

Diredor: Jeanne Crepeau, Canada, 1 986, 1 6mm, 8 min.

Wednesday June 26 9: 15pm Castro

as an admirably uncompromising "free spirit" who has

-Glen Helfand Director: Reno Da kota, U SA, 1 9 9 1 , video,

1 20 min.

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THE CHANGER: A RECORD OF THE TIMES

SECH WIE PECH & SCHWEFEL

WoRLD PREMIERE

This hysterically funny epic about a brutally realistic

Crisp and colorful, this peppy new featurette portrays

IN 1975 CRIS W,lliAMSON RECORDED T H E CHANGER

American family does for lesbians what John Waters

the sundry escapades of the German lesbian revue

AN D T H E CHANG E D FOR OLIVIA RECORDS, THE FIRST

did for Baltimore.

group, Kremfresch. As a slapstick lesbian al legory,

NATIONAL WOMEN'S RECORDING COMPANY. THE

CHANGER

While disrupting everything audiences· expect

BIRDS OF A FEATHER works with and agai nst conven­

WENT ON TO BECOME ONE OF THE ALL TIME BEST SElliNG

about plot and acti ng, director Cecilia Dougherty

tions of silent film style to create an iconoclastic les­

ALBUMS ON AN INDEPENDENT LABEL.

bian camp.

COAL MINER'S GRANDDAUGHTER

grabs our emotions on her own terms. Her sharp and

Whether you lived through the sisterhood of the

skillfully original visual style re-creates moments, like

This "pretend, fa m i ly" of lesbians (a doctor, a

70's' or were merely a gleam in your mother's part­

memories, which will resonate with an audience's

super-hero, an a lcoholic, a cream puff-fiend and a

ner's eye, this documentary video is heartwarming

own deeply felt emotions about family, ill ness and

femme beauty-queen in lingerie and hair rollers) are

and highly entertaining. Color footage from a 1 990

sexuality.

low on privacy a n d big on to�eth erness. In fact,

Williamson concert in Berkeley is interspersed with

Video artist Leslie Singer plays the protagonist

they're insepara ble. They watch TV together, sleep

clips and stills from the 70's and 80's. The cast reads

Jane Dobson. Under the thumb of her slea�, evil father (brilliantly portrayed by novelist Kevin Killian),

tog ether (in one bed), bathe together and cruise

like a'who's who of women's music: Cris Williamson,

together. In pursuit of romance and employment they

Margie Adam, Meg Christian, Holly Near, Vicki Ran­

Jane is not the hero of her own life. She's simply

encounter a vast array of women, including a butch

d le and Bonnie Raitt.

there. But when Jane escapes from the structured nar­

bare-chested Amazon on horseback.

sessions is priceless: flannel shirts and overalls never

rative of her fa mily back in Lancaster, ,PA., COAL MINER'S GRANDDA UGHTER o p e n s up i n to the

With a smart visual style, an enchanting musical , soundtrack and fine performances, Kremfresch brings ,

looked so good! Holly Near, looking back at the early

impressionistic world of her sexual ity, laughing aloud

days of Olivia and women's -music says, "It felt liike , throughout.

forward a new aesthetic in t h e Germa n lesbi a n

summer camp, but it also felt courageous and brave."

cinema.

-Jenni Olson

So, to you venerable women of the 70's and 80's, and

Directors: Kremfresch,' Germany, 1 990, 1 6mm,

to you li psticky gals of the 90's, here's a chance to

sea captain, an East German border guard, and a

50 min.

CAN'T YOU TAKE A JOKE? Amanda Drax, a cartoonist whose pet character is a

The black and white footage of early recording

Dougherty contin ues the work of her earlier

KATHY, CLAUDIA, and the much acclai med GRAPEFRUIT, to insist on the highly charged sexuali­

videos

enjoy a retrospective of Williamson's throaty'voice and

ty and power of ordinary women. She enjoys how

the early years of women's music.

- Nancy Fishman

we really make love. Her camera makes all the pos­

Directors: Frances Reid & Judy Dlugacz, Editor:

ing a nd artificial ity that have becomes sta ples of

Kathy Wolfe, USA, 1 99 1 , video, 60 min.

lady detective, is engaged by a mysterious woman to

lesbian erotica seem tepid a n d silly. Dough erty's cam era j u m ps right into the fray to the tune of

recover her lost sense of hu mor. This witty lesbian

STAND ON YOUR MAN

comedy uses the style of film noir to explore the ideal

A look at the new lesbian preoccupation with Country

DireCtor: Cecilia Doughe. rty, Cast: Jane Dobson,

and Western music and style. Featuring performances

Francis Dobson, Phyllis Dobson, Jon Dobson and Rene

by k.d. Lang, Patsy Cline plus lesbian C&W bands like

Dobson. USA, 1 99 1 , video, 90 min.

of love at first sight. Director: Viki D u n , Austra lia, 1 98 9 , 1 6 mm, 26 min.

the Well Oiled Sisters and The Stetson Sisters.

FIRST BASE

20 min.

Director: Susan Ardill, Great Britain, 1 99 1 , video, A coming of age comedy about two young girls mas­ querading as women. One tries for her first kiss from a boy but soon realizes that it's better with . her girl'

friend.

Director: Megan Siler, USA, 1 99 1 , 1 6mm, 13 min.

Monday June 24 9:00pm Castro Tuesday June 25 2:00pm Castro

"Total Abandon."

-Sarah Schulman

AGE 12: LOVE WITH A LITTLE L An experimental narrative that looks at the relation­

Sunday June 30 7:00pm Roxie

ship between adolescent sexual experiences and the formation of lesbian identity. Director: Jennifer Montgomery, USA, 1 99 1 , video, 23 min.

11tursday June 27 9: 1 5pm Roxie


THE COMPLAINT OF THE EMPRESS

DAMNED IF YOU DO

N ORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

THE WAY OF THE WICKED is a caustic but liberating

This is a film by a person who knows how actors and actresses can evoke emotions with their bodies: the famous German choreographer Pina Bausch. The emotional energy and grotesque helplessness of the human being are also themes in her innovative work

Ca.tholicism. Drawn as an action film, it shows a girl who plans to bite the holy wafer right after her first communion. Two women rush out and bring her to a safe place, where they can celebrate the re-appropri­

THE DARKNESS OF HER LANGUAGE

commentary on the repression of the female body in

CHASING THE MOON Using d ream seq uences and flashbacks, a black woman memorizes one night's haunting experiences.

Poetic film language helps her escape. Director: Dawn Suggs, USA, 1 990, video, 4 min.

in dance and theater but THE COMPLAINT OF THE

ation of the body and the blood. DAMNED IF YOU

EMPRESS is not based on one of her plays, nor is it a

DON'T engages viewers in the act of sexually desiring

THE DARKNESS OF MY LANGUAGE

conventional film. Instead of a traditional story it links scenes about vain attempts and lost wishes. The erotic, the pathetic and the despairing are all crucial elements

nuns. The highly ironic deconstruction of the narrative

A lyrical love letter, this tape examines cultural identi­ ty and co l o n i a l i s m from the p o i nt of view of a

in her humor and drama. A drunk woman recites a love poem in a streetcar. A woman in a bunny suit stumbles through a plowed field, her strapless suit slip­ ping down under her breasts. Two men dance· the tango on three legs-.t he fourth is held as an arm around the partner's shoulder. There is a poetic sensu­ ality in Bausch's imagery and the music that accompa­ nies it. THE COMPLAINT OF THE EMPRESS might be a controversial film for a lesbian and gay film festival. Indeed, it doesn't offer any clear-cut views on lesbian or gay sexuality or existence. But it does open up fixed ideas about gender and sexual categories by working

of the classic film BLACK NARClSSSUS opens up the space to tell the true story of a 1 7th century nun accused of lesbian relations. This explo ration of attraction of nuns for a lesbian is completed when the main character seduces, disrobes and makes love to a contemporary nun. PECCATUM MUTUM is a poetic and sardonic attack on the denial of desires of the flesh in favor of the spirituality Catholicism imposes on nuns. Set in a convent this film tells the story of insa­ tiable lesbian desire. EVOLUTION OF A SEX LIFE is a playful and naughty use of the terms that mark the path one must follow in order to become devout. Here, however, the congregation is not a Catholic one -AF

but a dogmatic lesbian ·one.

with and through the sexually and culturally deter­

Brazilian woman living in Canada. Director: Silvana Afram, Canada, 1 989, video, 4 min. I AM YOUR SISTER

Political statements and outstanding poetry by lesbian women of c o l o r recited at t h e A u d re Lorde Conference in Boston i n October, 1 990. The state­ ments are about black cultural politics and the poetry is movingly read by women reflecting a heritage of oral traditions. This audiovisual piece about the con­ · ference is a valuable historical doc ument. Director: Catherine Russo, USA, 1 99 1 , video, 59 min.

Di recto r : Christine

mined language of the body, creatin� a new and appropriate cinematic approach in the process. -AF Director: Pina Bausch, Cast: Mechtild Grossmann and other dancers from the Wupperthaler Danz­

THE WAY OF THE WICKED

thaetre. France/Germany, 1 990, 35mm, 1 08 min. Sunday June 23 2:00pm Castro

USA, 1 987, 1 6mm 4 1 min.

lesbian and gay movement in Ma nagua. Without assuming any prior knowledge of Nicaraguan history,

PECCATUM MUTUM Directors: Suzie Silver &

the film brings to life the extraordinary and valuable

Vachon, USA, 1 989, 1 6mm, 15 min.

DAMNED IF YOU DON'T

D irector: Su Friedrich,

Lawrence Steger, USA, 1 988, video, 35 min.

EVOLUTION OF A SEX LIFE

Director: Cynthia

Gaffney., USA, 1 987, video, 15 min. Saturday June 29 4:30pm Roxie

SEX AN D THE SANDINISTAS . Fil med by a N icaraguan crew, SEX AND THE SAN­ DINISTAS was made in close collaboration with the

experience of lesbians and gays coming out in the whirlwind of a Latin American Revolution. Director: Lucinda Broadbent, Great Britain, 1 99 1 , video, 25 min. SPIN CYCLE Through the process of making a film, a black lesbian . examines her relationship, feelings of guilt, and break­

ing up, as well as political questions raised in making a lesbian film. Will it be politically correct? Will it only be shown at lesbian and gay film festivals? Director: Aarin Burch, USA, 1 991 , 1 6mm, 28 min. Saturday June 29 9:00pm .Roxie .


GAY SHORT FILMS

Wild, cruisy sex, that staple of gay male identity, is not

DESERTER LlPOTAKTlS NORTH AMERICAN PREMIE,RE

what it used to be. The added bonus issue of mortality

Ch ristos is an intense, infatuated Athenian who fol­

about those things that tick them off.

has made it quirkier, riskier, and more enticingly for- ,

lows army runaway Manolis to his sma ll Greek home

bidden. Its in herent dysfu nctional ity, however, has

town, hoping to entice him away from an oppresive

never seemed steam ier that in the salaciously arty

circle of family and friends. It's probably a hopeless

DEAD DREAMS OF MONOCHROME MEN. In this sur­

cause. DESERTER is a downbeat, slow and sad-eyed

DEAD DREAMS OF MONOCHROME MEN NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

(!)

COMPLAINTS

Thi rty-two of David's close, perso nal friends sing

version of a

dra ma -the kind of film that divides audiences (as it

, dance/performance piece by the London-based DV8

, has done already in 'Berlin and London). Sophisticated San Franciscans may have no sympathy for the story

prisingly homoerotic British television

Physical Theatre, a nonymous sex is sweat-soaked,

Director: David Weissman, USA, 1 9 90, 35mm, 6 min.

PROUST'S FAVOURITE FANTASY A hotel room, a gendarme, and a chicken. Directors: Roger Clark & Richard Kwietniowski, Great Britain, 1 99 1 , 1 6mm, 2 min.

serious busi ness with a rousing, if somber, conse­

of a closeted middle-class man's doomed pursuit of a

PAPER CRANES

quences. But, like the real thing; getting there is too

surly straight village lad, yet - in context-DESERTER

Set in three periods ( 1 950, 1 9 70, and 1 9 90), PAPER

delicious to do without.

is a marvel.

CRANES in�estigates aspects of male bonding while

Filmed in starkly-lit, anguish· and muscle-enhanc­

Simply put, Christos is the first compassionate gay

ing black and white, DEAD DREAMS looks like a living

portrayal in Greek cinema (remember the transves­

George Platt Lynes p h otogra ph set i n a feve red ,

tite-hooker-kil ler-queer "hero" of ANGEL ?). Double

prison-like bar world, pulsating with wordless sexual

credit, then, to d i rectorial duo Giorgas Korras �nd

narratives, twitchy erotic ap petites and wel l -shorn,

Christos Voupouras for not grabbing an off-the-rack

hunky men; DV8's extremely physical choreography,

coming out confessiona l . Instead, they've sewn up

while at times al most acrobatic, is appropriately root­

one of gay cinema's most difficult themes-oneliness

ed in urban sexual rea lism. Seamlessly woven into the

a nd frustration.

"dance" are un iversa lly recog nizable crusing rituals,

It's easy to think of homo melancholy as ug ly,

ciga rette s m o ke, boot l ic k i n g , S&M, jockey short

'invented and unwanted, and in the hands of Hol ly­

fetishes, and not-so-dry humping.

wood that might be true. But this is the gay version.

examining the cultural notions of honorable death. Director: Peter Reed, USA, 1 99 1 , 1 6mm, 18 min.

BILLY TURNER'S SECRET Billy and Rufus live together and share eve rything, except Billy's secret-he's gay. Rufus just isn't ready to deal with it. A hip black comedy about street atti­ tudes and com ing to terms with the big picture. Director: Michael Mayson, USA, 1 9 90, 1 6mm, 26 min.

THE TRUTH GAME

Easily tra nscending the stig mas of both d a nce

DESERTER takes time to dwell on the real ,details of

Pa ul, 1 8 , is gay and wants to tel l his father. They go

and television with its use of an gst-ridden sexu al

infatuation '(hours of waiting for looks and smiles) ,

on holiday together and with the aid of a video ca m­

truths, DEAD DREAMS OF MONOCHROME MEN ulti­

and effortlessly captures the other difficulties between

era play the truth game. Observi ng the tensions

mately posits an unlikely, white hot link between per­

men of different backgrounds. It's a classic: one of the

between a gay father and son, the fil m su rveys the

formance art and performance anxiety.

first movies a bout gayness and al ienation which is

"forbidden space" between love and the erotic.

- Glen Helfand Diredor: David Hinton, Great Britain, 1 990, video, 60 min.

neither judgmental nor remote.

-Mark Finch

Diredors: George Korras & Christos Voupouras, Cast: Stelios Ma inas, Toula Stathopoulou, Leonidas Nomikos. Greece, 1 988, 35 mm, 1 2 1 min.

FREE LOVE DELIUS

get themselves some of that. This time the extended

Two boys on some rocks with a video camera. Diredors: Israel Seyger & Ido Ricklin, Israel, 1 988,

Diredor: , Tom Bonauro, USA, 1 99 1 , video, 7 min.

Sunday June 30 9:00pm Roxie

FINAL SOLUTIONS The third installment of Jerry Tartag lia's AIDS trilogy, FINAL SOLUTIONS looks at the end solution offered

San Francisco band Voice Farm and Oblong Rhonda , version.

Director: Jeff Cole, Great ' Britain, 1 990, 1 6mm, 16 min.

, 1 6mm, 3 min.

Sunday June 23 4:30pm Castro

Tuesday June 25 4:00pm Castro

by consumer culture to the epidemic: management by promotion of death-terror. Diredor: Jerry Tartaglia, USA, 1 990, 1 6mm, 10 min.

THE MAKING OF "MONSTERS" With musical numbers like "I Hate Straights" and a ­ catfish playing the role of Bertolt Brecht, THE MAK­ ING OF "MONSTERS" explores the culture of anti­ gay violence i n North America. Director: John Greyson, Canada, 1 990, 1 6 mm, 35 min.

SPONSORED BY MICHAEL WiITE, D.D.S.

Thursday June 27 9:00pm Castro Friday June 28 2:00pm Castro


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KHUSH

BATHROOM GENDER

KHUSH

Reca l l ing early gender l i m itation/formation, two

women enact male bathroom rituals with style and fun.

Directors: Carol Ashley & Kathy Cla rke, USA,

THE LANGUAGE OF BOYS NlW GAY VIDEOS

KHUSH is an Urdu word meaning ecstatic pleasure as

THE LANGUAGE OF BOYS

well as happy and gay. It has been appropriated by

Boys-in the flesh, and from "Johnny Quest."

definition for themselves. Pratibha Parmar shot her

5 min.

South Asian lesbians and gays around the world as a

Director: Mark Christopher, USA, video, 1 990,

1 990, video, 7 min.

fil m in Britain and India, interspersing real life experi­

TEARING THE VEIL

dance performance. In I ndia homosexuality is illegal.

The eternal question "what is a lesbian?" asked in

The- lives of western South Asian lesbians a nd gay

dykes as they make their way to America's ultimate

men are riddled with racism and rejection. Parmar:

fantasy world- Disneyland. Stops on the way in the

ences with dreamlike "fantasties, Indian film clips, and

terms of gender stereotypes.

. Director: Ronit Bezalel, Canada, 1 989, video,

"As" an Asian lesbian filmmaker it is crucial to me that

10 min.

the joy, desire and passion embodied in our l ives

JOLLIES

are represented in all their unexplored contraditions,

through music, dance images and political activism

Using a plastic Fisher-Price Pixel camera, teenage videog rapher Sadie Benning explores growing up lesbian in a working class"Milwaukee "neighborhood. Director: Sadie Benning, USA, 1 99 1 , video, "

10 min.

NICE GIRLS DON'T DO IT A post-hysterical demonstration of female ejacula­ tion, providing factual information and instruction,

as well as subjective reactions to this newly recog­ nised pleasure.

Director: Kathy Daymond, Canada, 1 990, 1 6mm,

1 3 min.

LlNDA/LES AND ANNIE In the "first female-to-male transexual love affair in

herstory," Annie and les explore and explain the " context and functions of les's dual genitalia. Directors: Annie Sprinkle, AI Jaccoma & Johnny

Armstrong, USA, 1 989, video, 28 min.

Friday June 28 5:00pm Roxie

THE LAVENDER TORTOISE Join Ggreg Taylor and his merry bond of fags and

City of Angels include the Max Factor museum, Rodeo Drive, and the pool at the Co,ral Sands.

Director: Ken Woodard, USA, 1 991 , video, 14 min.

exciting wholeness and mysterious" and erotic fantasy."

TALKING HAIRS

1 6 mm, 28 min.

goy men discuss styles, fetishes and phobias. A fast

Director: Pratibha Parmar, Great Britain, 1 99 1 ,

SECOND GENERAnON ONCE REMOVED The divorce of her German mother from her Indian father creates difficulty for a woman learning to accept her Indian heritage. "In India, in love you don't fall,

you rise," her father tells her. Now she starts playing with the image to suit herself and her experience.

Director: Gita Saxena, USA, 1 990, video, 19 min.

YOU THRIVE ON MISTAKEN IDENTITY Combining photos, self-conscious monologues, dress­

up and and drawings, Chang searches to define her identity as an Asian Pacific lesbian. Director: Melissa Chang, USA, 1 9 89, video,

Hair on our legs, arms, faces and heads. lesbians and

"and furious look at the hair and the hairless.

Director: Susan Ardill, Great Britain, video, 1 99 1 ,

10 min.

ANTHEM Marlon Riggs' new experimental music video politi­ cizes the homoeroticism of African American men. With images- sensual, sexual, defiant- and words intended to provoke, ANTHEM reasserts our "self-evi­ dent right" to life and li berty in an era of pervasive

anti-goy, anti-block backlash and hysterical cultural

repression.

Director: Marlon Riggs, USA, 1 990, video, 9 min.

1 8 min.

FREE LOVE

EXPOSURE

get themselves some of that.

An experimental documentary exploring issues of race,

sexuality, and cultural identity. A dialogue between

two lesbians of color intercut with photographs, paint­

ing s and writi ngs of Africa n -America n , Africa n ­

Son Francisco bond Voice Farm wit� Oblong Rhonda Director: Tom Bonauro, USA, 1 99 1 , video, 4 min.

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER A goy dinner party where all the guests have one

Caribbean and Japanese-Canadian women writers.

thing in common- working with food. Waiters, chefs,

1 6mm, 8 min.

way through a beautiful four course meal.

Director: Michelle Mohabeer, Canada, 1 9 90,

Friday June 28 7:00pm Roxie

caterers and food writers swap stories as they eat their

Director: Richard Kwietniowski, Great Britain,

video, 1 99 1 , 25 min.

Wednesday June 26 9:45pm Roxie


LIVING AND DYING ICH LEBE GERN, ICH STERBE GERN NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE "My name is Andre Ratti; I am 50 years old; I am a homosexual and I've got AIDS." When Andre Ratti on July 2, 1 984 dropped this bombshell at a press con­ ference organized for 'the founding of "AI DS-Help

Switzerland", it prompted a tremendous reaction. A man who, through his lV show "MTW," had weekly visited the good Swiss citizen, dared to tackle the two biggest taboos of his society- sexuality and death. LIVING AND DYING examines the life of a com­ plex, difficult man who refused to make things easy for the people around him by bowing to their concep­ tions of sexuality and illness. He was a homosexual who craved sex and had little need for the romantic

LOVE AND MARRIAGE

MACUMBA

two documentaries that look at marriage in the les­ bian and gay community. Produced for Britain's 1 991 "Out" series on Channel Four, LOVE AND MARRIAGE

WiST COAST PREMIERE

is a discussion of the issues raised by the push for domestic partnership laws in Britain, the U.S. and Denmark. The spiriteQ dialogue asks the questions: Would such laws be a truly radical initiative, or a com­ plete sellout to the notion of equality with heterosexu­ als? Are lesbian and gay couples lucky to be free of the burden of marriage? What hidden, legal pitfalls are being created for lesbians and gays with a "sec­ ond class" of marriage? Shu Lee Ong's BECAUSE THIS IS ABOUT LOVE profiles six same sex couples who have made lifelong commitments through some form of marriage. Through interviews and footage of actual

MACUMBA is a smart allegory about phallocentrically

structured language and thinking. It seeks to show, in an anarchistic and creative way, the expression of pleasure and the eroticism of women. Isabel is lying on the roof. terrace of a Berl in house, reccilling an indefinable desire which she calls "Macumba," a desire that is somehow connected to a passion for destruction. Vincent is on the roof as well. His point of view, his movement, the ground under his feet- everything, is unstable, which he enjoys. In the midst of the demolition of their house Isabel and her friends encounter Max Taurus, a private detective. He has no idea that he has entered a dead end. Only after rejecting his "square way of thinking" can Isabel

relationships sought by so many of his peers. He inspected his AIDS without sentiment or sorrow and never allowed it to interfere with his popular "issues and discussion" lV talk show. Expressing his opinions over the Swiss airwaves was as much heaven as he

ceremonies, BECAUSE THIS IS ABOUT LOVE reveals why some same sex couples would want to marry despite the lack of legal and social support.

follow her own fantasies and wishes. She sta'rts to write several stories, ready to abandon them once she becomes bored. The story of Frank Tannenzauber

LOVE AND MARRIAGE

whose nihilistic narcism initially fascinates but soon repels her, leads her to denounce the virtues of vip­

ever needed. Director Claudia Acklin has gathered an engag­ ing collection of Ratti's co-workers and friends to share their memories, successfully mixing them with clips from Ratti's shows and interviews conducted over the years of his i llness. While LIVING AND DYING should capture both your heart and mind, it's not like­

Director: Susan Ardill, Great Britain, 1 99 1 , video, 40 min.

ly to make you cry. That's probably just what this spir­ ited man would have wanted. ' -Paul Bol/winkel Director: Claudia Acklin, Switzerland/Germany, 1 990, video, 80 min.

FIGHTING CHANCE A documentary look at four Asian men living with HIV infection. Director: Richard Fung, Canada, 1 990, video, 30 min. '

'Saturday June 29 12:OOpm Roxie

BECAUSE THIS IS ABOUT LOVE Director: Shu Lee Ong, USA, video, 1 990, 28 min. Thursday June 27 5:30pm Roxie

lence. Isabel is intrigued by Franciska who is feeling powerful and wants to leave, longing for "something else." Isabel allows Franciska to seduce her. Franciska stays. Or was it just a dream? "And we imagined a love beyond hope," Isabel says. -AF Director: Elfi Mikesch, Cast: Magdalena Montezu­ ma, Carola Regnier, Frank Ripploh, Heinz Emigholz, West Germany, 1 98 1 , 1 6mm, 88 min. SPONSORED BY THE GOETHE- INSTITUT SAN FRANCISCO

Tuesday June 25 7:00pm Castro Saturday June 29 12:00pm Castro


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NIGHTHAWKS

-Jim, a gay teacher in a London comprehensive school,

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Lesbians and gays from around the world have creat­

lives the classic double life: straight days in school,

ed a variety of housing situations which reflect their

gay nights in bars and discos. With each new pick-up

lifestyles, as well as their social and political status.

the same tension and uncertainty arises: is there any­

These videos look at a variety of places lesbians and

thing more to gay life than the one night stand? At

school he finds himself overworked and forced to hide his true experiences and feelings. After the traditional

gay men call home. I n HOME SWEET HOME, pro­

duced for this years "Out" series on London's Chan­

nel Four, lesbians and gay men discuss the different

NO SKIN OFF MY ASS

Bruca La Bruce, Toronto's underground homo fil m ­ maker extraordinaire, plays a punk hairdresser who

picks up a cute young skinhead in the park and locks him up in his apartment in this cheap and dirty, sweet

and charming, unabashedly erotic, and refreshingly unpretentious movie. Shot in gritty black & white, with d visual style that goes from ragged to lyrical, it is one

year-end school dance, and a drunken staff party, Jim

strategies they've adopted in order to integrate their

finally pours out something of himself to a friendly

housing needs with their various lifestyles. FIGHTING

around, one with the point of view that "being a fag is

Cooper, an openly gay mailman living with his lover

making dyke sister says: "The whole' world's a fag."

female teacher. It is a step toward openness and enables Jim to face the inevitable explosion triggered by his curious 1 4-year-old students. Writers/directors Ron Peck and Pa ul H a l l a m began work on NIGHTHAWKS in 1 975, creating the

first feature film to come out of a gay community.

Conceived as a "panoramic view of gay life in Lon­

don," they soon realized it couldn't cover everything,

IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA is a portrait of Danny in a Victorian house in Vinton, Louisiana. TUNTEN­

HAUS - l itera l ly the "h ouse of queers" -was, u nti l · recently, a squat in East Berlin. This gritty verite docu­

mentary follows the thirty gay men of Tuntenhaus

through the dark days of anarchy and riots that fol­ lowed German reunification. Alongside the Hudson

of the most directly sensu al and sexual gay films

a definite plus." Or, as the· skinhead's militant, film­ She delights in humiliating him by filming him in front of some of her half-naked girlfriends (the opus she's working on is called GIRLs OF THE S.L.A.). Most of NO SKIN OFF MY ASS takes place in the intimacy of the relationship between the romantic, seductive La Bruce and the initially reluctant, not very talkative skinhead,

and that what was needed was "hu ndreds of gay

river with a magnificent view of the towers of lower

played by dreamy Klaus Von Bucker. There's lots of

films, not half a dozen, to make homosexuality visible

Manhattan, is a secluded area where the sanitation

action in the tub, plus a touch of leather here and a

Diredors/Writers: Ron Peck & Paul Hallam, Cast:

commu nity of homeless transvestite prostitutes has

in the cinema."

Ken Robertson, Rachel Nicholas James, Stuart Craig Turton. Great Britain, 1 9 78, 35mm, 1 1 3 min.

Saturday June 29 2:00pm Castro

department stores its out-of-service trucks. Here a .gathered. The place is called THE SALT MIN ES, the street name for an adjacent shed covering a huge

gray mountain of road salt, used to melt snow from the streets.

HOME SWEET HOME Diredor: Ron Haber, Great

dab of peanut butter there. It's a perfect Friday night late-show flick and while it may look like it cost $4.98

to make, the admission price is right: $3 a head, skin or not.

- Robert Hawk

Diredor: Bruce La Bruce, Cast: Klaus Von Bucker, Gloria B. Jones, Bruce LaBruce. Canada/Germany, 1 990, 1 6mm, 75 min.

Britain, 1 99 1 , video, 1 7 min.

GROWING UP AND I'M FINE

THE BAnLE 0' .'UNTENHAUS Director: Jul iet

develop a close friendship on the streets of L.A.

Bashore, Great Britain, 1 991 , video, 24 min.

FIGHTING IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA Direc­ tors: Peter Friedman & Jean-Francois Brunet, F�ance, . . 1 991 , video, 27 min.

THE SALT MINES Diredors: Susana Aikin & Carlos

Aparicio, USA, 1 990, video, 47 min.

Saturday June 29 6:30pm Roxie

Two homeless boys, one of them sick with AIDS, Director: James Bolton, USA, 1 990, 1 6mm, 11 min.

Friday June 28 1 1 :3Opm Castro


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ODD BUT TRUE

OVER OUR DEAD BODIES

A curious collection of funny, peculiar, and sometimes

WiST COAST PREMIERE,

Directed by ,French fi lmmaker Jacques Rivette this

shocking shorts from the past.

' OVER OUR DEA D BODIES is a documentary look at the renaissance in lesbian/gay activism, or as it is

widely acclai med drama, based on Diderot's 1 796 novel, caused a scandal in the sixties for being too

BEHIND MRY GOOD MAN

more popu l a rly ca l l ed by its proponen ts, qu eer

anti-Catholic. Two different convents, under the guid­

A peek at the life of a Black t ransvestite from the

activism. It starts with the begi nni ngs of ACT UP in

ance of three different abbesses, are the sites of cor­

1 960's.

New York, which ca me out of the lesbian and gay community's anger and frustration with the U.S. politi­

ruption, abuse of power and uninhibited sexual behav­

cal and medical establishment's inadequate, incom­

ior. The story centers a round a young a ristocratic

RED LIGHTI GREEN LlGHT­

woman, Suza n na, sent to a conven t because her

MEETING STRANGERS

petent response to the AIDS epidemic. Next it looks at

mother needs to be rid of the disgrace of having an

Ever wonder where saciety gets the idea that lesbians

the birth of Queer Nation (USA) and Outrage (UK)

illegitimate child. The first abbess understands Suzan­

and gays are sick predatory creatures?

na's doubts about her vocation and offers her the love

RED L I GHT, GREEN L I GHT provides the answer. It's a children's

tics, and the AIDS activist movement.

and their relationship to the new lesbian and gay poli­

her mother denied. But the abbess soon dies and her

educational film from the 1 960's which teaches kids

This film makes a strong connection between past

successor treats Suza nna with cruelty and sadism,

that meeting a homosexual is worse than falling into a

and present political movements while examining the

especially after she decides to revoke her vows. Even­

ditch or getting hit by a speeding car.

connection between AIDS and queer activism, and

THEIR FIRST MISTAKE

While OVER OUR DEA D BODI E S details the actual suc­ cesses of AIDS activism, it also depicts the terrible toll

their common investment in direct-action pol itics.

tually she is transferred to another convent. Here the abbess welcomes her with, "how beautiful she is!" Suzanna rejects her advances and escapes with the

Laurel and Hardy end up in bed again-this time with

help of her confessor. When she realizes that in the

a baby. Ollie's wife complains that he sees too much

the epidemic has had on the gay and lesbian commu­

profane world, men want to possess her sexually as

of Stan and not enough of her. Stan has a solution:

nity, and the need to learn how to successfu lly inte­

well, she commits suicide. For once it is not the lesbian

Ollie should adopt a baby for his wife to keep her

grate grief with political activism. It explores the con­

character who dies. The asexual main character serves

occupied at home so that Ollie can go out nights with

structive expression of anger <l nd frustration by this

to reveal the excesses of the clerical world, and while

Stan. When Stan and Ollie return with the baby they

new breed of activist, the burn-out and exhaustion

the film is not free from misogyny it is a powerfu l work

discover that Ollie's wife has left and is suing him for

associated with queer activism, and the reclamation of

that is neither exploitative nor sensational.

divorce. Stan is also being sued for "the alienation of

the word "queer" as a self-empoweri ng, self-identify­

Mr. Hardy's affections."

ing term.

-AF

Director: Jacques Rivette, Cast: An n a Karina, Liselotte Pu lver, Miche l i n e Presle. F ra n ce, 1 9 66, 35mm, 1 00 min.

Saturday June 22 12:00pm Castro

-Karl Knapper

Director: Stuart Marshall, Great Britain, 1 99 1 ,

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1 6mm, 84 min.

The "Our Gang" kids present a school ard farce full of same-sex affection and a classic drag scene with Alfal­

STOP THE CHURCH

fa and Spanky.

A look at t he preparation for ACT UP's controversial d emonstra t i o n agai nst Cardi nal O 'Connor at St.

THE VICE AND THE BADGE A classic male physique fi lm from Richard Fontaine

Pat rick's Cathedral in 1 989. Director: Robert Hilferty, USA, 1 990, 1 6 mm,

(DAYS OF GREEK GODS). For this posing extravagan­

23 min.

za, the location is a gay bar on a beach (the alternate

SPONSORED ar. OUT/LOOK- THE NATIONAL LESBIAN & GAY QUARTERLY Wednesday June 26 7:00pm Castro

title for the film is

BEACH BA R NI GHTMARE) . It seems

that one of the patrons is slipped a mickey and when he comes to, every man in the pl ace has lost his pants! Good clean fun.

Friday June 21 1 0:00pm Castro Monday June 24 4:00pm Castro


PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE

PSYCHO KILLERS AND TWISTED SISTERS:

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

GAY AND LESBIAN STEREOTYPES OF THE SIL VER SCREEN

ROUGH SKETCH OF A SPIRAL RASEN NO SOBYO

PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE is the story of the tempes­

The negative cha racters i n THE SILENCE OF THE

tuous relationship of Vita Sackville-West and Violet

WEST COAST PREMIERE The first gay Japanese documentary, ROUGH SKETCH

Trefusis- Keppel . After five years of marriage Vita's

LAMBS and BASIC INSTINCT have inspired a new gen­

eration to join the fight against Hol lywood's treatment

OF A SPIRAL takes an intimate look ,at the personal

husband, Harold Nicholson, confesses his homosexu­

of gays and lesbians over the decades. What exactly

' lives of gay m en in Osaka. The star is 25 -year-old

al ity. Ironically, at the same time Vita 's child hood

are they protesting? In a clip and commentary presen­

Yoshiichi Yano who has written a play he hopes will

friend, Violet, tells her that she has always loved her.

tation, gay film historian Danny Mangin looks at a few

open the public's eyes ,to the status of gays in contem­

This is the beginning of the women's passionate and

of the cinema's most enduring stereotypes, including

porary Japan, a society with deep-rooted prejudices

moody relationsh ip. Disgu.ised as a married cou ple

the gay man as psychopathic killer and the lesbian as

agai nst homosexuality. ' With abundant humor and

they stay in hotels, spending an exciting and romantic

"predator." The presentation starts off with a 1 960s

nonchalant candor, di rector Yasushi Kojima follows the

time, in France. Vita feels homesick for her children

instructional film for children that warns them to stay

day-to-day efforts of Yano to produce his play while

, and guilty for betraying Harold but, back home, post­

away from "red light" people, a "they're out to get

introducing us to Yano's friends and actors in the play,

pones tel l i n g h i m the trut h . When Violet ma rries

you" message reinforced in countless mai nstream

including a stunning drag queen and a charming 60-

Denys Trefusis - u nder the condition that they have

movies. Hol lywood producers like to defend their indi­

year-old man who claims to be gay but a virgin. Much

vidual films against charges of stereotyping by saying

of the film focuses on scenes of Yano and his lover

no sex-Vita becomes jealous, afraid she'll lose Vio­ let. They meet again and decide to spend their lives together. Both tell their husbands. As the women are , on their way to the South of France, the men decide to follow and bring them back home.

that my film doesn't paint aI/ gays as evil . "Psycho

(23-year-old Takaski, who says of his life with Yano,

Killers and Twisted Sisters" ill ustrates that the su'm

''Together, it's nothing special but apart ... we gasp," as

total of their output achieves precisely that effect. Mangin recently won an "Orchid" award from the Gay

he lets out a sigh that perfectly captures the joy and

angst of first love). From courtship to the traumas of

Vita is portrayed as very ambivilent; incapable of

and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for his les­

infidelity, Takashi and Ya'no open up before the cam­

hurting Harold because of her tender, sweet nature

bian and gay film class at City College of San Francis­

era honestly and without a trace of timidity. Their

and incapable of forgetting Violet because she is pas­

co, co-sponsored by Frameline:

sionately in love with her. Since this reflects the point of view of Vita's son, Nigel Nicholson, (he wrote the book that the fi lm is based on) it is understandable that he was happy his parents found 'one another again.

-AF

Director: Stephen Whittaker, Cast: Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathrine Harrison. Great Brita in, 1 990, 1 6mm, Total Running Time: 3h 4'0 min.

SPONSORED BY BOBBY RUBINO'S PLACE FOR RIBS PART 1 :

Saturday June 22 7:30pm Castro Friday June 28 4:45pm Castro PART 2: Sunday June 23 7:00pm Castro Friday June 28 7:00pm Castro Separate admission for each screening.

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scenes together are a reassuring reminder of the uni­ versal nature of romantic relationships while the final scenes, of the play, show Yano's success as a fledgling playwright.

-Paul Bol/winkel

Director: Yasushi Kojima, Japan, 1 990, 1 6mm,

1 03 min.

Saturday June 22 5:00pm Castro


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5:30pm $50 Champagne Reception 5 : 30pm to 6:45pm

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Panel: Passing the Bucks: Funding for

'P anel: Basic Instincts: Hollywood's Treatment of .. Lesbians and Gays on Screen

Lesbian/Gay, Media 7: 00pm $7 Castro Theatre MY FATHER IS COMING

3:00pm $4 Castro Thea tre

OUTCASTS

SEDUCTION: THE CRUEL WOMAN

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5 : 00pm $6 Castro Theatre

ODD BUT TRUE

ROUGH SKETCH OF A SPIRAL 7 :30pm $6 Castro Theatre PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE P'art 1 1 0: 00pm $6 Castro Theatre VIA APPIA GIVE AIDS THE FREEZE

Thursday June 27 2 :00pm $ 4 Castro Theatre '

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Friday June 28 2:00pm $4 Castro Theatre

WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT DEATH

GAY SHORTS FILMS

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PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE Part 1

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ASH AND HATRED FORBIDDEN LOVE

5 :00pm $6 Roxie Cinema GENDER PROVOCATIONS

5 : 30pm $6 Roxie Cinema LOVE AND MARRIAGE

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BECAUSE THIS IS ABOUT LOVE

PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE Part 2

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THE FILMS OF SU FRIEDRICH

KHUSH

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VOICES FROM THE FRONT

SEX IS ,

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STRIP JACK NAKED THE COST OF LOVE

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. Saturday June 29 12 :00 pm $4 Castro Theatre MACUMBA 1 2 :00 pm $4 Roxie Cinema LIVING AND DYING FIGHTING CHANCE 2: 00pm $4 Castro Theatre NIGHTHAWKS

Tuesday June 25 2 : 00pm $4 Castro Theatre BIRDS OF A FEATHER CAN'T YOU TAKE A JOKE? FIRST BASE 4:00pm $4 Castro Theatre DESERTER DELIUS 7: 00pm $6 Castro Theatre MACUMBA 9: 00pm $6 Castro Theatre TIME OFF ASH AND HATRED FORBIDDEN LOVE

Sunday June 30

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SEDUCTION: THE CRUEL WOMAN

SEVEN WOMEN

VERFUHRUNG: DIE GRAUSAME FRAU

Set in China in the summer of 1 935,

Wanda, a mysterious dominatrix, opens a gallery of

renders invisible the qualifications of missionaries for

S&M e rotica . Being cruel is her profession w h i l e

the work they ought to do. The all-women mission is

inventing traps i s h e r specialty. Justine, the innocent

threatened from within as well as from outside. Every­

American, has to I�arn that passion is just another

t h i n g a p pears ca l m as m i ssionary h e a d Agatha

illusion. Mr. Mahrsch, a journalist, is granted an inter­

Andrews, in her high-necked dress with keys clinking at her side, methodica lly performs her duties. But

view only after having practical experience. Only Caren, a n eccentric businesswoman - and Wanda's

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lover-thinks she knows what life is alf about. The

(n)e(u)rotic tension is brewing and Ms. Andrews soon turns out to be a closeted dyke suffering from the

WHY I MASTURBATE Shot on a Fisher-Price pixel camera, Richard Brenin plays his guitar and sings of the many reasons for jerking off, Director: Richard Brenin, USA, video, 1 990, 6 min.

A TASTE OF KIWI Soccer and sex collide- down under. Director: Peter Wel ls , N ew Zea l a n d , 1 6 m m ,

film presents the world of masochistic lust as a perfor­

repression she advocates. One of the women, Florrie,

1 99 1 , 2 min.

mance of hidden desires . The rules are extremely

a jolly soul, is pregnant but fears she is too old to give

DON'T TOUCH HORS LIMITE

severe and the game extremely cruel, but the partici­

birth without pr.oblems, The arrival of Dr, Cartwright is a fantastic coup de theatre. Don keys and workers

Exploring the forbidden-men touching men.

pants know what they've agreed to. Both male and female characters function as archetypes in this closed

accompany a perfectly cross-dressed Anne Bancroft in

un iverse that exists beyond psychosocial reality. .Ironi-

cowboy drag. Dr. Cartwright is extravagant, cynical

. cally, the images are highly stylized and rather harm­

and profane. The youngest girl at the mission, who

less. This aesthetic distancing is compensated for by

happens to be the object of Ms. Andrews' latent sexual

the point of view the camera takes,' engaging and

desire, becomes the doctor's best mate, In the film's

seducing us into a masochisitic position. A position we

second half the mission is attacked by Mongolian rob­

share with the characters in the film.

-AF

bers, who renowned director John Ford, in his last film,

Diredors: Elfi Mikesch and Monika Treut, Cast:

depicts in a shockingly rascist 'manner. The women

Mechtild Grossmann, Sheila McLaughlin, Georgette

manage to cope with extremely dangerous situations.

Dee. West Germany, 1 985, 35mm, 85 min,

Saturday June 22 3:00pm Castro

Dr. Cartwright inspires them to great bravery but in the end she is forced to surrender to a feminine role. -AF Director: John Ford, Cast: Anne Bancroft, Mar­ garet Leighton, Sue Lyon. USA, 1 965, 35mm, 87 min.

WE'RE TALKING VULVA An outrageous feminist romp a bout the ca re and feeding of happy female genitalia. Directors: Shawna Dempsey & Tracy Traeger, Canada, 1 990, 1 6mm, 5 min.

. Sunday June 23 9:30pm Castro Wednesday June 26 4:00pm Castro

Directors: Phil ippe Roques & Eric ' Slade, USA, video, 1 99 1 , 8 min.

A 25 YEAR OLD MAN LOSES HIS VIRGINITY TO A WOMAN Phillip B. Roth explores his latent heterosexuality with the knowledgeable assistance of Annie Sprinkle. A pro;sex show-and-tell. Director: Phillip B. Roth, USA, video, 1 990, 22 min.

MY SORROW MEANS NOTHING TO YOU Cl ifford Hengst with some help from a friend lets it all out. Director: Clifford Hengst, USA, video, 1 990, 4 min.

CLIPS FROM KEUY'S PORN MOVIE A wild ride through the trials and tribulations of Kelly's (our favorite male Madonna) first romp in the world of glamour porno, Producer: Matthew Link, USA, video, 1 99 1 , 6 min.

THIS IS NOT A CONDOM T h i s s h a d owy a n d c h i l l i n g pixelvision pi ece is

a

response to governmental apathy regarding the AIDS epidemic. Director: Michael Kroetch, USA, video, 1 9 90, 15 min.

GAY lV In this sexy and i nformative takeoff on television news, viewers learn how to use a condom. /

Director: Wieland Speck, West Germany, 1 989, video, 1 2 min.

SEX IS

(Work in Progress)

A sneak preview of the new erotic documentary being produced by San Francisco filmmaker Marc Huestis. Director: Marc Huestis, USA, video, approx. 30 min.

Friday June 28 9:00pm Roxie


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SHORT FILMS BY ELFI MIKESCH Inspired by the life of Mary Stuart,

EXEKUTION

is an

SNATCH

SPHINXES WITHOUT SECRETS.

"ls what we're doing here acting out?", cisks one

This hour long documentary seeks to answer the

SNATCH,

expressionistic film about pa,s sion, love, innocence

character in

and while the answer may

questions, What is performance art? Why do women

and death. Instead of portraying her as a pawn in

unfortunately be yes, there is pleasure, if not plot, to

do it? And what are the strengths of this medium for

anonymous history, Elfi Mikesch depicts her as a

be found in this 40 minute video.

putting across a political message? Many of the cur­

woman who was abused by her own fa mily. The

Lots of saturated color, and yes, saturated tam­

SNATCH a

first. Set in a lesbian whore­

rently active women performance artists speak to these questions in

SPHINXES WITHOUT SECRETS,

so

i mages a re wondrously om inous com positions of

pons, make

hatred, intrigue 'and madness, drawing attention to

house from Hell (Hell is America) a gaggle of giggling

the video should be of special inle rest to fans of

BLUE DIS­

garterbelt gargoyles let us in on their scenes and

Rachael Rosenthal, Arlene Raven, Diamanda Galas

in a train compartment. An androgynous

secrets. We watch them boss around their nerdy

and Robby McCauley whose works are featured.

woman thinks of letters a lady wrote to a gentleman

clients, women who play men with an endearing sexu­

about the' necessity of 'separation and the desire for a

al awkwardness and are more victims than victimizers.

the subjectivity that generates such drama.

TANCE is set

SNATCH features a dozen lesbians in

Many others give their opinions, including Annie Sprinkle, who does something new with her breasts.

lingerie and

. While the opinionating is less engaging than the per­

mirror image of the first, disrupts her reverie. After

the cast, in costume, turns Victoria's secret into a

formances (and be warned, these theatrical pieces are

she leaves it is unknown whether the first woman's

screaming headline. Although they bare their bosoms

not shown ·to their best advantage on video) what is

wish was about the man with whom an encounter will

with peek-a-boo provocation, these women are not

striking is the overview, shown in 30 or 40 short

never take place or about the woman with whom it

above being polemical. "Prostitution is the m.o. of the

sequences, of the range and energy of activity. Fan­

has just happened.

patriarchal capitalistic society. We sell our souls, time

tastical costumes, glimpsed briefly, compelling body­

and energy, our lives-to make a fucking livi ng,"

work, and the images of many women engaged in

casual encounter in the future. Another woman, a

THE HYENA'S BREAKFAST star1s

with se nsua l .

SNATCH

images of a woman running through the streets. A

explains a title sequence, b\Jt

man speaks to her over the phone, insisting that she

as being more rowdily ridiculous than revolutionary.

return to him. But Maria's attention is drawn ·to her

The best parts of this video are the visual jokes, a

own visions of suffering and death which are Catholic

sacraficial peace symbol and a living vagina dentate.

imagery. After experiencing the purification of self­

Some actual dialogue plus a plot could have

SNATCH into a SNATCH has

chastisement, she can laugh about herself, forget the

boosted

man and open the door to a woman.

it stands,

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comes across

more satisfying video, but as a long way to go for those

waiting for a challenging sexual/political/na rrative

EXEKunON: A STUDY OF MARY

Director: Elfi

vehicle. I wouldn't put it past these women, however,

Mikesch, Cast: Lamilli, Magdalena Montezuma, Frank

to build on their experience and give us, next time,

Ripploh. West Germany, 1 979, 35mm, 28 min.

what we really want.

-Mary Wings

Director: No d i rector (collective process), USA,

BLUE DISTANCE

Director: Elfi Mikesch, Cast: Silke

Grossman. West Germany, 1 983, 35mm, 22 min.

THE HYENA'S BREAKFAST

Director: Elfi Mikesch,

Cast: Sheila McLaughlin, Heinz Emigholz. West Ger­ many, 1 983, 1 6mm, 25 min.

SPONSORED BY TH'E GOETHE- INSTITUT SAN FRANCISCO Sunday June 23

1 2: 15pm Castro

Monday June 24 2:00pm Castro

1 990, video, 40 min.

Friday June 28

1 1 :3Opm Roxie

such different ways onstage, most effectivly describes the importance of performance art. Recommended for theatre buffs, East Villagers, artist-activists and costumers.

-Mary Wings

Director: Maria Beatty, USA, 1 99 1 , video, 58 min.

FREE SCREENINGS AT EYE GAWRY 1 1 51 Mission Street

Tuesday June 25 - Saturday June 29 2:00pm and 5:00pm


SPORTING LIFE: LESBIAN AND GAY BODY CULTURE Three tapes that look at the lesbian and gay pursuit of health and happiness through the world of sports and fitness training. Ellen, Spiro (director of last years Festi­ val hit, DIANA'S HAIR EGO) offers VIDEO ALBUM: THE GAYMES, a look at participants and highlights of the Vancouver Gay Games. A collage of images, sounds and impressions, VIDEO ALBUM recreates an event which confirms ,the physical empowerment of lesbians and gays in the midst of an epidemic. RUNNING GAY, produced by Britain's Sheffield Film C<?-op, discusses the problems lesbians and gays face in the sports world, including the pressure of being an "out" athlete. PERSONAL BEST: GAY BODY CULTURE, produced for

Channel Fours 1 991 "Out" series, takes a look at the appeal of sports and exercise for the participants as well as the spectators. Meet a lesbian football player , and a nude gay swim club as this intriguing tape explores the allure of the gym, the myth of the "per­ fect" body, and the relationship between sports and sexuality.

VIDEO ALBUM: THE GAYMES

Di recto r: Ellen

Spiro, USA, 1 99 1 , video, 25 min.

RUNNING GAY

Director: Maya Chowdhry, Great

Britain, 1 99 1 , video, 20 min. Directo r: Richard Kwietniowski, Great Britain, 1 99 1 , video, 20 min.

PERSONAL BEST

Wednesday June 26 6:00pm Roxie

STILL SANE

STRIP JACK NAKED

This film tells the extremely moving story behind an exhibition of sculptures that reflect the experiences of a lesbian artist. The sculptures are impressive women's bodies exp�essing the inner state of a woman who has

""ST COAST PREMIERE

experienced certain horrors which are explained on diary excerpts written on the scul ptures themselves. She has been in and out of mental institutions for three years for being a lesbian. But shock therapy, medica­ tion and sexual abuse all failed to destroy her person­

themed features), and ends as a compelling look back at growing up gay in London. It's a farewell note to

ality. When she is allowed to leave the hospital she is without feeling until she meets other lesbians and, for the first time in her life, begins to feel.pride. -AF Directors: Bre n d a I ngratta & Lidia Patriasz, Canada, 1 985, video, 60 min.

STRIP JACK NAKED starts out as an account of the

making of Ron Peck's earlier NIGHTHAWKS (one of the world's first widely distributed, gay-made and gay­

England's last three decades- inked with humor, pol­ itics, and a penchant for posing pouches. In 1 980, NIGHTHAWKS was the original homo promo- a daring, radical drama; today it seems too cautious, even downbeat and a little gloomy. In an engag ingly modest voice-over, Peck explains why NIGHTHAWKS turned out the way it did. Inevitably, it

BODIES IN TROUBLE

has a lot to do with the conflicting de�ands of the gay community, and even more to do with Ron's own story. Some of the most gripping moments come when Peck

A video about the lesbian body under seige. Short vignettes describe a specifically lesbian erotic lan­ guage and sense of the absurd that exists alongside

rips away the fictional tissue from NIGHTHAWKS and replays scenes with himself as the film's tortured hero. With shots of London's spooky suburban streets

danger. By ta lking a bout the threat the new right poses to lesbian and feminist groups, BODIES IN TROUBLE becomes a call to action. By describing les­

and a montage of teen lust objects, Peck describes fol­ lowing a senior boy home from school- for no clear reason- only to have the lad repudiate his innnocent admirer in public. It's this unusual honesty that marks STRIP JACK NAKED as not just a lucid account of the

bian humor, eroticism 'and social space (the bars, the bedrooms, the streets) it also attempts to evoke what it is that's funny, sexy and charmir,g about lesbian , existence. Director: Marusia Bociurkiw, Canada, 1 99 1 , video, 15 min.

responsibilities of a gay filmmaker, but as one the most honest and abrasive British bi'o graphies ever made.

- M ark Finch

Director: Ron Peck, Great Britain, 1 991 , 1 6mm,

90 min.

WEST COAST CRONES: A GLIMPSE AT THE LIVES OF 9 OLD LESBIANS

A group of lesbians ranging in age from 61 to 7.6 exchange their thoughts and feelings about growing old. They discuss the fears and invisibility that old age brings and the role that sexuality plays in their lives. Director: Madeline Muir, USA, 1 991 , video, 28 min.

Wednesday June 26 7:30pm Roxie

THE COST OF LOVE A photo-romance featuring events which may become illegal in Britain under Clause 25 of the Criminal Jus­ tice Bill. Director: Richard Kwietniowski, Great Britain, 1 991 , 1 6mm, 2 min. Friday June 28 9:30pm Castro


SU FRIEDRICH PROGRAM

SWAMP

THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT

"The Swamp: America's new family entertainment!"

As early as 1 975, Jan Oxenberg began to drastically

tiona l ly com pel l i ng and experimental a l l at once.

From bookstore to theme park, SWAMP depicts how

change lesbian film history. With HOME MOVIE and A

SU Friedrich's work has the rare quality of being emo­

While her point of departure is usually personal expe­ rience, she elaborates on the material until the fi lm reaches an autonomous meaning. Using the formal aspects of the cinematic material, and the seductive

culture threatens to sink from sight in a mire of relent­

COMEDY IN SIX UNNATURAL ACTS she proved that it

less progress. Enthusiastic overacting and fancy dress

was possible to reflect on the lesbian image in a self­

parties form the basis of Abigail Child's soap opera

conscious way, informed by a wonderful sense of

send-up which approaches the narrative structure of a

humor and by a many-sided stylistic knowledge of the

potential of narrative, she creates involvement and

TV serial so it can then splutter apart in a dizzyi ng,

medium. THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT leaves no

distance at the same time. In terms of content, her

discontinuous montage. The confused heroine, played

stone (or regret) unturned as Oxenberg, through the

films are about the cultural and political determina­

by writer Carla Harryman, runs a beleagured book­

persona of an irrepressi ble "inner child", Scowl ing Jan,

tion of her emotions in which her being lesbian is of crucial importance. GENTLY 'DOWN THE STREAM is based on dreams

taken from eight years of her journals. A main issue is the guilt she has felt as a l esbian with a Catholic u p b r i n g i n g . THE TIES THAT BIND is based on Friedrich's asking her German mother about her life. Intertitles replace the fi lmmaker's questions, allowing her mother to speak for herself and di rectly to the viewer. While the daughter/mother relationship is the

store; and is trying to find time to tell her fiance that

moves between fiction and docum entary worlds to chronicle her family'S struggle to come to terms with

she's seeing a nother wom a n - her psychiatrist's receptionist. As plots and characters pile up, their

their grandmother's death. She sets out to answer the

- Liz Kotz

unanswerable questions: "Was her life really rotten or

Director: Abigail C�ild, Cast: Carla Harryman,

did she make herself miserable?" "Why didn't Grand­

intrigues begin to converge.

Marga Gomez, George Kuchar, Susie Bright, Kevin Killian. USA,

ma teach my mother how to cook?", "Why do people have to die anyway?" The real story of this death and

1 991 , video, 35 min.

its aftermath unfold in unforgettably powerful docu­

STEPHEN

mentary footage. Seamlessly woven around it, Scowl­

Based in part on Thorton Wilder's "The Bridge of San

ing Jan takes us on a quest into the past of '50's mem­

basis for the film, it focuses on questions of compl icity

Luis Rey," STEPHEN is the final installment in a series

ories; into hyperspace; into different versions of the

and resistance for a young German woman during

of t h ree productions by San Diego- based a rtists

afterlife; into a series of hilarious, poignant schemes

World War II. SINK OR SWIM, Su Friedrich's most

Robert and Donald Kinney. Like their earl ier topes

recent film, is not only about her complex relationship

THE MAIDS

(1 989),

(1 990)

and TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN

and fantasies meant t<;> soothe the sting of her helpless confrontation with the Grim Reaper. The result is a

this latest co-production by the twin brothers

hard-hitting, unforgettable journey,. part spiritual odys­

girl's notions of sexuality. Alphabetically ordered inter­

explores gay sexuality within a popular narrative form.

sey, part cosmic tantrum, tha.t anyone who has ever

titles structure the narrative like chapters, helping the

It focuses on the story of tWins who are also lovers,.

dealt with loss will recognize.

viewer handle the intense imagery.

locked in a complex and often claustrophobic emo­

with her father but also shows the development of a

GENTLY DOWN THE SmAM rich, USA, 1 983, 1 6mm, 14 min.

THE TIES THAT BIND 1 984,

1 6mm, 1 6 min.

SINK OR SW�M

- AF

tional and sexual relationship. Eventually they a re Diredor: Su Fried­

ct

Dire or: Su Friedrich, USA,

d riven a pa rt by j e a l ousy and death as the ta pe explores the impact of AIDS with an almost TV-melo­ drama feel. Says Robert Kinney, "I think of my aesthetic ... as having been influenced by Jean Genet and daytime television."

Diredor: Sue Friedrich, USA, 1 990,

1 6mm, 48 min.

Thursday June 27 6:30pm Castro

ct

- Liz Kotz

Dire ors: Robert & Donald Kinney, USA,

video, 28 min.

Saturday June 29 1 1 :OOpm Roxie

1 991 ,

Director: Jan Oxenberg, USA, 1 99 1 , 1 6mm, 83 min.

HOME MOVIE

Diredor: Jan Oxenberg, USA, 1 972, 1 6mm, 12 min.

SPONSORED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES Saturday June 29 6:45pm Castro


TIME OFF

TOGETHER ALONE

VIA APPIA

TIME OFF is the first Israeli film to deal seriously with

\M)RLD PREMIERE

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

homosexuality in the military. Set at the outbreak of the 1 982 Lebanese war, it is really the sentimental education of a young soldier who breaks away from the bravado of his comrades for an afternoon in Jerusalem. A comic encounter with some American girls and a glancing try with a female soldier cannot prepare the shy lad for the discovery of his most macho Lieutenant in a gay embrace. Director: Eytan Fox, Cast: Hanoch Rei' im, Gil Frank, Benjamin Yaegendorf, Tsofit EI-Yashiv. Israel, 1 990, 1 6mm, 45 min.

Two young men have gone home together for the night. Bryan and Brian. One with a "'I". One with an "i". They've had an intimate encounter of unprotected sex. As the film opens, Bryan wakes from a dream and soon after, so does Brian. But Bryan calls his bedmate "Bil l . " This starts the first of many rifts as the two

Frank is a German Luthansa steward who �ravels the world, taking photos of boys he has sex with - he's a collector. One hot night in his favorite city, Rio de Janeiro, Frank picks up Mario and takes him to his hotel. The morning after, Mario is gone, leaving only a chilling epitaph, written in lipstick, on the bathroom

embark on an 85 minute verbal odyssey. It's one of those all-night discussions where you tell a perfect stranger things you would never tell your closest friend. They recount stories from college. Reveal inner secretS. Argue and console. It's their attempt to make sense of their lives, the world around them, their. attractions to other men, AIDS, and why their socks never match when they come out of the dryer. TOGETHER ALONE is a small yet important landmark in gay film, presenting one of the most honest, realistic and intimate conver­ sations between two gay men to appear on screen. With beautiful black & white photography by David

mirror, "Welcome to the AIDS club." VIA APPIA begins in Germany as Frank shows the first signs of HIV infection. A friend wants to shoot a

FORBIDDEN LOVE IAPOVEIENA LASKA NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A documentary look at homosexuality in Czechoslo­

vakia, a country just beginning to understand that an estimated 750,000 of its citizens are gay and lesbian. Through incredibly honest interviews with gays, gay rights leaders-and blatant homophobes- director . Vladislav Kvasnicka has created a film that captures the innocence of an incipient SOCiClI movement as well as a chilling look at the culture they're up against. . Director: Vladislav Kvasnicka, Czechoslovakia, 1 990,'35mm, 44 min.

ASH AND HATRED Two songs from Israeli lesbian singer Sharon Ben. Ezer. Directors: Israel Seyger & Ido Ricklin, Israel, 1 990, 1 6mm, 5 min.

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Denchant, TOGETHER AL ONE is an impressive first feature by P.J. Castellaneta. Director: P.l Castellaneta, Cast: Todd Stites, Terry Curry. USA, 1 99 1 , 1 6mm, 85 min.

WAITING Based on the story by Edmund White, WAITI NG por­ trays a teenage boy's desire to leave his small town­ and learning a life lesson in the process. Director: Steve Guy, USA, 1 991 , 1 6mm, 8 min.

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documentary about him, so Frank convinces the film crew to go to Rio, in the hopes that he migbt find Mario, the a lleged source of his infection. Jose, a handsome young hustler, becomes Frank's guide . through bathhouses and beaches - and the Via Appia, a street where male prostitutes openly offer their ser­ vices. From Rio to Sao Paulo, the film takes the viewer 'into a world of be�utiful bodies, sex, money and mur­ der. But it also allows us a closer look at a German man's psyche as he deals with a disease that he knows can kill him. Although VIA APPIA plays like a documentary, it is a fiction feature by Jochen Hick, a Hamburg film stu­ dent. Originally produced for German television, its controversial sujbect caused the station to pre-empt its broadcast. VIA APPIA finally did air in August of i 990. Director: Jochen Hick, Cast: Peter Senner, Guil­ herme de Padua, Yves Jansen. West Germany, 1 989, 1 6mm, 90 min.

GIVE AIDS THE FREEZE A scratch AIDS Public Service Announcement. Director: Cathy Joritz, Germany, 1 99 1 , ' 35mm, 2 min.

Saturday June 22 1 0:00pm Castro Saturday June' 29 4:30pm Castro


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PAN E lS PASSING THE BUCKS: Funding for Lesbian and Gay Media This panel will review funding options for lesbian

VOICES FROM THE FRONT In New York City, a . distraught activist confronts the mayor with a story of a friend who languished on a cot in an emergency room hallway for nine days, only , to die 48 hours after leaving the hospital. A woman is interviewed during a rally to stop the closing of a hos­ pital in Harlem, a section of the city disproportionately affected by AIDS. In 1 988, thousands of activists from across the country hold the Food and Drug Admini ­ stration under siege demanding speedier drug ap­ proval. In 1 990 they converge again, this time on the National Institutes of Health, calling for a more equi­ table clinical trial system and expanded ' research into new drugs and treatment. VOICES FROM THE FRONT, the first feature-length document,ary to comprehen­ sively cover the AIDS activist movement in America, makes clear the emotional and pol itica l effects of community activism using the voices of those directly engaged. It's a powerful distillation of pictures and words from events organized to change public con­ sciousness, expose profiteering by pharmaceutical companies, and challenge government inaction and neglect concerning AIDS. As the late Vito Russo says in the tape, "We're going to fundamentally change the health care system in this country ... I don't think Robert Hawk it's stoppable now." Diredor: The Testing the Limits Collective, USA, 1 991 , video, 88 min. -

Thursday June 27 7:00pm Roxie

WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT DEATH WAS SOLL'N WIR DENN MACHEN OHNE DEN TOD

and gay independent fil m producers. Covered top­ ics will include grant writing, locating foundations

Kathe and Traute live in a home for the elderly in Hamburg, Germany. Their assistants do the best they can to meet the needs of the old people whose reality is in the past. Some feel extremely lonely and most are tired of life and of their bodies that seem to give them nothing but trouble. Kathe and Traute, however, are different: they enjoy the tenderness and intimacy they shqre. The rhythm of the film is drawn from their conversations with each other and with their helper, Barbara. They speak as if they were dreaming, not bothered by what happens outside of their minds. Kathe speaks about memories, death, and her inten­ tion to "move from an outerly to an innerly directed vitality," which she calls reading what has never been' written. Besides this liberating detachment - this state of both euphoria and melancholy - the film is about the concerns of those who take care of the elderly. The toughest aspect of their work is dealing with the ruthless unhappiness which is expressed uninhibitedly and which can only be resolved by death . WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT DEATH was shot as a docu­ mentary and edited as a fiction fi lm. Through this technique Elfi Mikesch renders an extraordinarily intense, yet warm impression of the joy and the sor­ AF row that comes with old age. Diredor: Elfi Mikesch, Cast: Mrs. Kathe and Mrs. Traute, Edith Londen. West Germany, 1 980, 1 6mm, -

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SPONSORED BY THE GOETHE- INSTlTUT

SAN FRANCISCO Thursday June 27 2:00pm Castro

that support lesbian and gay film, and other strate­ gies for raising funds. All independent filmmakers face the same struggle for limited funds. So whether you've' just picked up your first camera, or you have enough grant rejection letters to wall-paper 'your apartment, this panel 'will review effective strategies for financing you r next project. Information and application materials from foundations that support lesbian and gay film/ video will be available at the workshop.

Saturday June 22 1 :OOpm 347 Dolores Street BASIC INSTINOS: ' Hollywood's Treatment of Lesbians and Gays on Screen With the recent protests a g a i nst the fi l m i n g of BASIC INSTINCT in San Francisco, lesbian and gay

activists once again find themselves engaged i n a battle over the dismal and maccurate portrayal of lesbians and gays by Hollywood producers. What can the lesbian and gay community do to counter

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these insults? What strate ies are �ffective in deal­ ing with homophobia i n Hollywood? H ow d o we educate the media and mobi lize support for posi­ tive depictions of lesbians and gays i� fil m a n d video?

Sunday June 23 2:00pm 347 Dolores Street I SPY WITH MY LESBIAN EYE This m otto guides the discussions with filmmakers after the screenings, in which I'd like to invite you, the filmviewers, to participate in actively. I have cho­ sen this form, rather than a panel, in order to deal with the complexity of the issue. Each conversation will explore one specific vision on the aesthetical and political dimensions .of lesbian cinema. If you partici­ pate in several of these meeti ngs, together they m i ght offer you a m u lt i - layered a n d extensive . overview of the state of things in present-day lesbian film and video making.

-AnneHe Forster


San Francisco has a new landmark A whimsical ro mance about love found, lost and rediscovered

TR U LVp MADLVp DEEPLV Starts May 24 at the Gateway

A true adventure of confused identity in Nazi Germany

EU ROPAp EU ROPA Coming to the Clay in late J u n e

The n e w f i l m from the director o f C I N EMA PARAD I SO

EVERVBOQVPS F I N E C o m i n g this summer to t h e B ridge

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The long suppressed comedy from J i ri M enzel

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A u n ique new indepe ndent voice from Austi n , Texas

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THE BATTLE OF TUN·

GUESS

HOME

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THE

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OVER OUR DEAD

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DESERTER: Greek Film

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(415) 861 -5245

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RM Associates, 46 Great Marlborough Street, London W1V 1 DB,

Centre, 1 0, Panepistimiou Avenue, 1 06 7 1 Athens, Greece, 363-

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PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE: BBC

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CA 941 1 4, (41 5) 861 -5245

WAITING: N/A

THE

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who contribute their time' and talents to help make

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Mahoy, Stan Maletic, Daniel Mangin, Maya Vision,

the Festival a reality,

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Pacific Film Archive, Mark Page, Ron Peck, Queer

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