Jochen Hick; 2017; Germany; 97 min. in German with English subtitles
Germany has always been at the forefront of the queer rights movement, and this fascinating historical documentary specifically focuses on West Berlin. Using vivid interviews with the artists, fashion designers, musicians, activists, and celebrities who lived through the notorious Paragraph 175 (the law deeming homosexuality a criminal act) and the AIDS era, this is a time capsule of a place that has become a modern-day LGBTQ mecca. With the use of never-before-seen archival footage and frank scenes from classic German gay films, this is a very queer portrait of a vibrant and subversive city in a time before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
CONTENT WARNING: VULGAR LANGUAGE, NUDITY, EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, DRUG USE
Co-presented by the Seattle Documentary Association.