Queer Cinema III: Experimental and Animation

in cooperation with DER FLUR

Friday, 11 October 2024, 8 PM

Admission: 8.00 pm, movie start: 8.30 pm

Subversive and frighteningly relevant: This evening is dedicated to queer animated film and the diversity of its artistic expression. Afterwards, we invite you to a subsequent film discussion with the filmmakers Jon Frickey and Pina Mirall Wenzel.

PROGRAM, Duration: 36 minutes

Kathrin Steinbacher, 2019, 6 minutes. Hedi is experiencing strange things. While her granddaughter is visiting, she suddenly embarks on a hiking journey, to the deepest parts of the Alps, revealing the reason for her devoted attachment to her hiking shoes. A story about Heidi's attempt to retain her identity and autonomy.

animated short film by Pina Mirall Wenzel, Germany 2024, 3 minutes
In an experimental way, the viewer is immersed in the world of reproductive possibilities within the uterus. 

NEKO NO HI / ねこ の ひ / CAT DAYS
an animated short film by Jon Frickey / 2018, Germany, Japan, 11.09 minutes, language: Japanese with English subtitles
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to the doctor’s. She diagnoses a harmless condition. But it shakes the core of the boy’s identity.

animated sort film by Mel Arranz, Spain 2021, 8 Minutes
Between lines and shapes, hands touch; they explore an experience each other, wanting to break down the boundaries between their skin.

animated sort film by Renata Gąsiorowska, Krakow 2016, 8 Minutes
A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan. 


DER FLUR is a Dortmund-based studio and cinema collective that has been organizing short film evenings with a focus on diversity since 2023. For the Liquid Currency Bar programme, the collective is leaving its venue, the "Flur" in the Kreuzviertel district, and presenting a three-part queer film programme at the Kunstverein that gives marginalized people a voice and a space.

Organizers: Pina Mirall Wenzel (illustrator and costume designer), Gina Wenzel (director and author)

As part of the Kreativ.Quartiere Ruhr program, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science & ecce - european center for creative economy

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