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The 13th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
24th - 27th May

Thu 7:30pm; Fri, Sat & Sun 6:30pm, 8:30pm & 10:30pm: FRAGMENTS OF GAY HISTORY (Cinema in the box)

THURSDAY 09/05/19, 19:30 Moviemento
FRIDAY 10/05/19 and SATURDAY 11/05/19, 18:30, 20:30 and 22:30 Moviemento

A compelling collection of short films that delve into moments throughout Gay history, from fascist times to leather clubs and parties in the 60s, to the lasting effect the brutality of laws have had on us. With re-workings of archive materials, we learn about lives of characters unknown to us and hegemonic histories. Screening several times throughout the festival, we invite audiences to stop by the specially created BOX KINO at the Moviemento lounge to step back in time to a past that also resonates with the present.


Ana Galizia 2018 Brazil 22′

“Luiz Roberto Galizia was an important figure for the theatrical scene in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also an uncle I did not know. This documentary seeks a rescue of the lived, based on the record made in photographs and super 8 films by uncle Luiz and found by me 30 years after his death.” Ana Galizia


Charlie Lyne 2018 USA 14′

The story of sixteen men put on trial for sadomasochism in the dying days of Thatcher’s Britain was told by the police, the prosecution and the tabloid press — but not by those in the dock.


Rob Eagle 2018 UK 22′

Now only a small handful of members, the Sixty Nine Club is Europe’s oldest social group for gay leathermen, founded in 1965 when homosexuality was illegal in Britain. Today the club’s last surviving older members take us through home movies and tales of debauchery, love and friendship.


Paul Rowley 2017 Ireland/USA/Italy 22′

THE RED TREE / L’ALBERO ROSSO is a “powerful and poetic” short film that tells the little known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s Fascist regime. In the film an elderly man returns to the island of San Domino where many years before during the Fascist era he was imprisoned with hundreds of other men for being gay. As he walks the island alone, memories come back – of all-male dances in his home town in Sicily in the 1930s, of his beating and arrest, the difficulty of prison life on the island, the suffering of gay men under fascism, and their public humiliation after their return. And of this unique island where all the prisoners were gay, and the seeds of a community were first sown.


Richard Millen 2017 USA 19′

Fragments 83 rediscovers and repurposes Richard Millen’s 1983 experimental film that was shot in Brooklyn and the West Village in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. The resulting documentary explores the hunt for sex/love, the joy of making cinema, and the inexorable passage of time.