11. Luststreifen Film Festival Basel 26. – 30.9.2018

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Thursday, 20. September
17:00 h

Vernissage Lust_Art exhibition

Panda Bar

Curated by Luststreifen Film Festival
Exhibition: 21.09. to 14.10.2018, Thu – Sat: 17:00 – 00:00 h
Free entry

Discover fluidity and desire in photography, text, installations and video art. FLUX and Livio Beyeler will open the art exhibition with their performances Aspiration and Nippel.

Aspiration: 18:30 h
Nippel: 20:00 h

Livio Beyeler
Nippel, performance, 2018

Arlette Dellers
Aspiration, concept and performance: Arlette Dellers, Khadija Fuentes, Pia Ringel, 2018

Anina Riniker
Let’s talk about, installation, 2018

Sophie Gysin
Selbstbewusstsein, 42 polaroids, 2017/18

Michèle Degen
Vulva Versa, chrome-plated bronze, 2016

Amelie au lait
Hyperlust, 2017

Nadia Breger & Carlos Poete
Luminiszenza, 3 video stills, 25 x 45 cm, 2015 & Luminiszenza, video, 3:57, 2015

Lara Holenweger & Yannick Steiner
Retcon, flag, 2018

Alizé Rose-May
WE TAKE UP SPACE_ posters, 150 x 110 cm, 2017

Nadia Lanfranchi
Mehrfach diskriminiert, installation, 2017

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Wednesday, 26. September
20:30 h

Bixa Travesty

kult.kino Camera

Swiss Premiere

documentary • 75 min

Portuguese / E

Cláudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman

Brazil 2018

A documentary that follows Linn da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo. Her electrifying performances (with plenty of nudity) brazenly take on Brazil's hetero-normative machismo.

Winner of Best Documentary Film at the 2018 Teddy Awards.
An aperitif will be offered following the Opening Film.

Second screening: Fr 28.09., 21:00 h

Tickets
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Thursday, 27. September
00:00 h

Art Project @26HiddenRainbows

whole city

Find the 26 rainbows hidden throughout Basel during the Festival!

The aim of this public artwork is to share love, respect, playfulness and planet care. I developed this sustainability project based on inclusion and environment preservation. Each rainbow represents a country that has legally and socially accepted the equal-sex marriage. By the use of the hashtag #26HiddenRainbows and its number next to the discovered rainbow, you will be able to find to which country is dedicated and its story about the marriage legalization process. Visitors are welcome to take selfies with the @26HiddenRainbows and spread the love! Let's have fun!

14:30 h – 22:00 h

Festival Centre

festival center

Aktienmühle-Turbinenhaus with café and bar service
Thu – Sat: 14:30 – 22:00 H, Sun: 10:00 – 21:00 H

All events are free of charge.

The festival centre is a place to linger, rest, chat, listen to podcasts of queer_feminist radio magazine lila_blue(s), visit the current exhibition, as well as thumb through various magazines and books provided to us by the bookstore Labyrinth.

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18:00 h

Art Exhibition Wom*n loving wom*n

festival center

Thu – Sat: 14:30 – 22:00 H, Sun: 10:00 – 21:00 H
Free entry

Ziska Bachwas’ graphic stories of wom*n loving wom*n are a collection of experiences and demands made by wom*n. All these individual stories add up to wonderful hidden object pictures.

19:00 h

Fallen Flowers, Thick Leaves

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

documentary • 85 min

Chinese / E

Laetitia Schoofs

Netherlands, Germany 2016

Fallen Flowers, Thick Leaves is a documentary following different generations of Chinese women with sexuality as the starting point.

Tickets
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19:30 h

Reading Circle Queer Silly Billies

festival center

Free entry

Human beings tell children’s stories with a queer-feminist view on things and specked with inputs from critical pieces. Rediscover the children’s stories from your past from a new perspective and accompanied by a cold beer and a cigarette.

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20:30 h

Queer Shorts

neues kino

This short film program consists of animated, feature, documentary and performance films. It’s an international potpourri of artistic expression, current issues and political topics viewed from a queer perspective free of all boundaries.

Thu 27.09., 20:00 h, neues kino
Sat 29.09., 22:00 h, kult.kino

95 minutes
Ages 18+

Guest
Talk with director Maryna Makarenko following the film Jellyfish.

Tickets
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Jellyfish

Short • 23 min

German / English / E

Maryna Makarenko

Germany 2017

Jellyfish is a cinematic novel, a meditative approach to talk about the notion of gender by translating cognitive knowledge and literary elements into filmic narrative. The film depicts two types of characters: inhabitants of the fictional planet of gender utopian society that are gender fluid, and real characters who find themselves outside of cisnormativity.

Trailer

Intimity

Short • 5 min

German / E

Elodie Dermange

Switzerland 2018

As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself. Insecure, she loves neither her body nor her face. Then, one day, she starts posing as a photography model for a friend. With the passing of time, the photographs reveal to her the beauty of herself.

Trailer

Lawless

Short • 4 min

English / E

Ellen Pearson

Australia 2017

Swiss Premiere

A collaborative project between director Ellen Pearson and photographer Tilly Lawless, exploring the everyday experiences of Tilly Lawless, a sex worker in Sydney’s decriminalized sex industry, understood within the context of society’s taboos and an ever increasing call for international decriminalization of the profession. Unlike previous documentations of sex work it welcomes the viewer into Tilly’s world as a confidant, rather than as a voyeur.

Trailer

Marguerite

Short • 19 min

French / E

Marianne Farley

Canada 2017

Swiss Premiere

An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Trailer

Nature Boys

Short • 2 min

no dialogue

Andreas Boschmann

Germany 2017

Three young men running through a Berlin forest in the nude.

Trailer

My Own Wings

Short • 8 min

Spanish / Russian / English / E

Katia Repina

Spain, USA, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, Columbia, Panama 2015

The project is based on different testimonies from intersex people as well as research on different social, medical and legal issues. As of now the project counts 23 stories of intersex people living all over the world sharing their stories as a unique invitation to their inside world and experience.

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36-Year-Old-Virgin

Short • 30 min

English / E

Skyler Braeden Fox

Germany 2016

Skyler grew up as a girl in a very religious environment and now is a trans man. He wants to catch up on the sex he missed out on in his youth. Using a casting, he looks for a man to have sex for the first time. Can Bishop Black give him what he expects?

Trailer
21:00 h

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

kult.kino Camera

documentary • 97 min

Tamil / E

Stephen Loveridge

USA / UK / Sri Lanka 2018

A decade long documentary and intimate portrait of one of the most controversial musicians and artists in the world.

Tickets
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21:00 h

TanzBar I

Panda Bar

Godmother concert
DJ Klangfieber

Godmother is a Berlin based band whose drag pop music is infused with critical theory. Joey Hansom, DJ and singer of the band, is a resident at BOO HOO – one of the most notorious underground clubs in Berlin.

DJ Klangfieber is versatile and tasteful and ensures every party with a celebratory mood. See you on the dance floor!

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22:00 h

The Ornithologist

neues kino

feature film • 118 min

Portuguese / Chinese / English / G

João Pedro Rodrigues

Portugal 2016

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.

Tickets
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Friday, 28. September
14:30 h – 22:00 h

Festival Centre

festival center

Aktienmühle-Turbinenhaus with café and bar service
Thu – Sat: 14:30 – 22:00 H, Sun: 10:00 – 21:00 H

All events are free of charge.

The festival centre is a place to linger, rest, chat, listen to podcasts of queer_feminist radio magazine lila_blue(s), visit the current exhibition, as well as thumb through various magazines and books provided to us by the bookstore Labyrinth.

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15:00 h

Professional Meeting

festival center

Free entry

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet filmmakers, film industry figures and guests of Luststreifen. The focus is on networking between filmmakers and other film festivals. At the Luststreifen Professionals Meeting, representatives from the fields of screenplay, director, production, camera, film critics and artists meet with professionals from film festivals. The aim is to initiate co-productions and network in the film industry. All who are interested are very welcome.

Pre-registration is desired at: Yannick Steiner

17:00 h

Aria

neues kino

documentary • 60 min

French / E

Émilie Jouvet

France 2017

Aria is a film about queer parents, identity and family constellations. It is through a series of portraits, of people leaning their faces over her belly that the artist proposes a diversity of stories and reflections on motherhood, parenthood, on the desire or not to have a child, on descent, and childhood. Entirely shot using smartphones, the film proposes an intimate journey - a contemporary family album.

Tickets
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18:00 h

Vibrancy of Silence: A Discussion with my Sisters

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

documentary • 90 min

French / E

Marthe Djilo Kamga

Belgium, Cameroon, Switzerland, France, USA 2017

In this documentary, Marthe Djilo Kamga takes us along as she engages in fruitful conversations with four other Cameroonian female artists who, like her, know exile as well as how necessary it is to transmit to younger generations what they have learned as their multiple identities have evolved and fused. The original score that accompanies the voices of these three generations of women is an active part of the adventure, a witness for the future.

Guests
Talk with director Marthe Djilo Kamga and artist Marie Sabal Lecco following the film.
Trailer

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19:45 h

Genderbende

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

documentary • 68 min

Dutch / E

Sophie Dros

Netherlands 2017

A story about five young people who feel neither male nor female, but rather position themselves somewhere in between. They all have their own struggles, but together they create a compelling story about acceptance.

Tickets
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21:00 h

Bixa Travesty

neues kino

documentary • 75 min

Portuguese / E

Cláudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman

Brazil 2018

A documentary that follows Linn da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo. Her electrifying performances (with plenty of nudity) brazenly take on Brazil's hetero-normative machismo.

Winner of Best Documentary Film at the 2018 Teddy Awards.

Swiss premiere at 26.09., 20:30 h at kult.kino.

Tickets
→ Show Trailer
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21:00 h

Festival Party

Panda Bar

DJ grrrl in the garage
Entry fee: CHF 5.– with festival pass, CHF 15.– without festival pass

These DJ sets are about leaving genre and gender boundaries behind and discovering music that inspires.

DJ grrrl in the garage
Fusion cooking. The ingredients: soul, disco, electro, riot grrrl, rock’n’roll, funk, punk, rock, queer hip hop, pop, doo-wop, cabaret, garage. Shaken, stirred and ready to dance.

Concert performance
«Grrrach» by The Kill Joys
10:30 pm, Panda Bar

The Kill Joys deal with feminist concerns, which they express in the form of concert performances. In a do-it-yourself style and with an amateurish attitude they scream out what makes them angry.

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21:00 h

Theatre «Oh My» by Henrike Iglesias

ROXY Birsfelden

Entry fee: CHF 0.– with festival pass, CHF 15.– without festival pass

Henrike Iglesias set out to reclaim their sexualities from the patriarchy. Why is it, that in our highly sexualized world the female sexuality still is so strongly marked by guilt, shame and silence?
In search of alternative, queer, feminist, absurd and fantastic images for their own desires, they experiment with pornography as an empowerment strategy. Henrike Iglesias invite the audience to their own live porn movie set!

Afterwards a shuttle to Panda Bar is available.

22:00 h

Porn Shorts

kult.kino Camera

These ten shorts demonstrate that we can reclaim our desire in spite of all societal restraints. We celebrate bodies, desire and a self-determined, diverse sexuality according to our own wishes.

Fri 28.09., 22:00 h, kult.kino
Sat 29.09., 15:00 h, neues kino

80 minutes
Ages 18+

Guest
Talk with director Rick Flynn following the film.

Tickets
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Furniture Porn Project

Short • 10 min

no dialogue

Antoine Héraly

Germany, France 2017

Furniture Porn Project is a hybrid movie in 7 sequences. Antoine Héraly wants to exorcize and understand his own consumption of porn, using absurd and peculiar main characters: pieces of furniture.

Gloaming

Short • 9 min

no dialogue

Four Chambers

UK 2017

An atmospheric film in different shades of gray: Bishop Black and Rooster meld masculinity and sensuality in Four Chambers’ Gloaming.

Trailer

The Taming. A Digital Tale of Love and Compression

Short • 5 min

English / E

Daniel Kulle

Germany 2017

A eulogy to the utopias of digitalism, our naïve hopes that technology could redeem us and replace what we had forgotten to dream.

Crystal Clear

Short • 3 min

English / E

Max Disgrace

UK 2017

The visual essay film Crystal Clear is an inner dialogue about a woman's sexual desire for another. Filmed from an unusual perspective…

Full

Short • 14 min

English / E

Mahx Capacity

USA 2017

Shay Knox and Mahx Capacity are two of the hottest femmes we know. They nerd out about the complex joy of fat femme sex and identity over a juicy pomegranate, and then dive enthusiastically into fucking, fisting, and ferocious orgasms. These babes are eloquent, full of desire, and are generous enough to let us in on the big secret.

I Don’t Need To Know You

Short • 6 min

Spanish / E

Katia Repina, Luca Aimi

Spain 2014

Swiss Premiere

The collaborative project by photographers Katia Repina and Luca Aimi explores Cruising in Cataluña, Spain. This process of searching for sexual encounters in public places such as parks, beaches and parking lots has attempted to reveal and understand the complexity of motivations and feelings that drive the subjects. Broadcasting a sense of loneliness, shame, guilt, exclusion and adrenaline the narrative poses disturbing questions in search for hidden reasons and excuses. After all, these emotions are what make a human being feel alive.

Trailer

Breakfast in Bed

Short • 3 min

no dialogue

Ty Wardwell, Ethan Folk

USA 2016

Intimacy, dairy and a shopping trip with a secret.

Trailer

The Toilet Line

Short • 12 min

no dialogue

Goodyn Green

Germany 2017

Party hard and f*ck harder in the infamous Berlin club scene. Two women are standing in line for the bathroom as chemistry develops between the two strangers.

Trailer

Devourable

Short • 12 min

English / E

Ms Naughty

Australia 2017

The polyamorous couple JanEva and Calliope are passionate sexual adventurers, always keen to explore new experiences together. In this erotic documentary, they celebrate spring with a romantic romp in a nearby park and a raunchy bit of role-play involving heels.

Trailer

How Come?

Short • 6 min

English / E

Rick Flynn

Germany 2017

Singles and couples of all ages, types, and genders share their own preferences and habits, as well as those of various past partners.

Trailer
22:15 h

Obscuro Barroco

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

documentary • 60 min

Portuguese / E

Evangelia Kranioti

France, Greece 2018

In her essayistic film Obscuro Barroco Greek director Evangelia Kranioti explores the poetic words of her transgender narrator Luana Muniz, who is herself an icon of Brazil’s queer subculture. Amidst a somnambulistic tide of images she enters the pulsating world of creatures of the night. A stream of consciousness from Brazil’s underground flows straight into the heart of the city’s street carnival. In between the masks and the make-up, the young, naked and new bodies and a spectacular firework display, people come into view who have undergone a transformation that makes it difficult to clearly ascribe them to any gender.

Winner of the 2018 Teddy Jury Award.

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22:15 h

Thelma

kult.kino Camera

feature film • 116 min

Norwegian / G

Joachim Trier

Norway, France, Denmark, Sweden 2017

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

Winner of the Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2017.

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Saturday, 29. September
13:15 h

Lunàdigas

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

documentary • 71 min

Italian / E

Nicoletta Nesler, Marilisa Piga

Italy 2016

Lunàdigas is an exploration of the worlds of women who have chosen not to have children. This is a complex and poorly known dimension, containing surprising pulsations and motivations, which vary deeply from one woman to another.

Guests
Talk with director Nicoletta Nessler and project leader Susi Monzali following the film.

Tickets
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14:30 h – 22:00 h

Festival Centre

festival center

Aktienmühle-Turbinenhaus with café and bar service
Thu – Sat: 14:30 – 22:00 H, Sun: 10:00 – 21:00 H

All events are free of charge.

The festival centre is a place to linger, rest, chat, listen to podcasts of queer_feminist radio magazine lila_blue(s), visit the current exhibition, as well as thumb through various magazines and books provided to us by the bookstore Labyrinth.

Luststreifen Screens
Luststreifen Screens
Luststreifen Screens
15:00 h

Porn Shorts

neues kino

These ten shorts demonstrate that we can reclaim our desire in spite of all societal restraints. We celebrate bodies, desire and a self-determined, diverse sexuality according to our own wishes.

Fri 28.09., 22:00 h, kult.kino
Sat 29.09., 15:00 h, neues kino

80 minutes
Ages 18+

Guest
Talk with director Rick Flynn following the film.

Tickets
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Furniture Porn Project

Short • 10 min

no dialogue

Antoine Héraly

Germany, France 2017

Furniture Porn Project is a hybrid movie in 7 sequences. Antoine Héraly wants to exorcize and understand his own consumption of porn, using absurd and peculiar main characters: pieces of furniture.

Gloaming

Short • 9 min

no dialogue

Four Chambers

UK 2017

An atmospheric film in different shades of gray: Bishop Black and Rooster meld masculinity and sensuality in Four Chambers’ Gloaming.

Trailer

The Taming. A Digital Tale of Love and Compression

Short • 5 min

English / E

Daniel Kulle

Germany 2017

A eulogy to the utopias of digitalism, our naïve hopes that technology could redeem us and replace what we had forgotten to dream.

Crystal Clear

Short • 3 min

English / E

Max Disgrace

UK 2017

The visual essay film Crystal Clear is an inner dialogue about a woman's sexual desire for another. Filmed from an unusual perspective…

Full

Short • 14 min

English / E

Mahx Capacity

USA 2017

Shay Knox and Mahx Capacity are two of the hottest femmes we know. They nerd out about the complex joy of fat femme sex and identity over a juicy pomegranate, and then dive enthusiastically into fucking, fisting, and ferocious orgasms. These babes are eloquent, full of desire, and are generous enough to let us in on the big secret.

I Don’t Need To Know You

Short • 6 min

Spanish / E

Katia Repina, Luca Aimi

Spain 2014

Swiss Premiere

The collaborative project by photographers Katia Repina and Luca Aimi explores Cruising in Cataluña, Spain. This process of searching for sexual encounters in public places such as parks, beaches and parking lots has attempted to reveal and understand the complexity of motivations and feelings that drive the subjects. Broadcasting a sense of loneliness, shame, guilt, exclusion and adrenaline the narrative poses disturbing questions in search for hidden reasons and excuses. After all, these emotions are what make a human being feel alive.

Trailer

Breakfast in Bed

Short • 3 min

no dialogue

Ty Wardwell, Ethan Folk

USA 2016

Intimacy, dairy and a shopping trip with a secret.

Trailer

The Toilet Line

Short • 12 min

no dialogue

Goodyn Green

Germany 2017

Party hard and f*ck harder in the infamous Berlin club scene. Two women are standing in line for the bathroom as chemistry develops between the two strangers.

Trailer

Devourable

Short • 12 min

English / E

Ms Naughty

Australia 2017

The polyamorous couple JanEva and Calliope are passionate sexual adventurers, always keen to explore new experiences together. In this erotic documentary, they celebrate spring with a romantic romp in a nearby park and a raunchy bit of role-play involving heels.

Trailer

How Come?

Short • 6 min

English / E

Rick Flynn

Germany 2017

Singles and couples of all ages, types, and genders share their own preferences and habits, as well as those of various past partners.

Trailer
15:00 h – 18:00 h

Workshop (Vulva-)Sticker

festival center

Free entry, collection

Design your own (vulva) stickers with artist Mariana Egues. Egues specializes in the illustration of vulvas because, unlike penises, female genitals are not part of most people’s doodle repertoire. She hopes to change this with her stickers and at the same time open the dialogue and create new spaces of thought.

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16:45 h

He Loves Me

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

feature film • 74 min

English

Konstantinos Menelaou

Greece 2018

What happens when two gay men in a disintegrating relationship leave the big city to spend some time alone, together in nature? Is it possible for nature to reveal their true essence and help them to change? Can these two wounded men; traumatized, hurt, lost and desperate find a way back to innocence on a remote beach? Is there a way back to reality, back to love?

Guest
Talk with director Konstantinos Menelaou following the film.

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18:00 h

Screening web series The Foxy Five

Festivalzentrum

Free entry
Swiss Premiere
Jabu Nadia Newman
South Africa, 2017
English
45 min

This web series follows the adventures of five young women in Cape Town who have set themselves the task of shattering the dominant white capitalist patriarchy.

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18:15 h

L’Eau Sacrée

neues kino

documentary • 56 min

Kinyarwanda / E

Olivier Jourdain

Belgium, Ruanda 2016

Kunyaza is the name for the technique through which Rwandese women manage to ejaculate. In this tiny African country female orgasm is a matter of honor for men. This documentary, led by a young woman who is a radio star, offers a trip through the villages to recover, with humor and spontaneity, old local traditions about this culture of feminine pleasure: a millennial art that, however, some try to eradicate.

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19:15 h

Tinta Bruta

neues kino

feature film • 118 min

Portuguese / E

Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher

Brazil 2018

Set in Brazil's southern city of Porto Alegre, the film focuses on a socially repressed young man who only comes out of his shell during chatroom performances, when he strips and smears neon paints on his lithe body. Winner of Best Feature Film at the 2018 Teddy Awards.

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20:00 h

Queer reading Sascha

festival center

Free entry

During 70 minutes Sascha reads texts and projects photo story comic strips with Tjuv onto a screen. Sascha's rabbit Tjuv always has something to say about Sascha or Sascha's texts in terms of content and functions as a humoristic relaxation between the uncompromisingly societally critical texts that deal with forms of discrimination and realities of life that are still (mostly) completely unknown to the standard population. Sascha identifies as a transperson, more precisely: as a non-binary transperson. In everyday life, however, Sascha is mainly read as a woman and in this sense is affected by both structural misogyny and transphobia, which Sascha lets flow into the texts through anecdotes.

Insights
...into the photo story comic strips with rabbit „Tjuv": Link
...into a text from the programme: «Agota sagt Pronomen»

21:15 h

Red Cow (Para Aduma)

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

feature film • 90 min

Hebrew / E

Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Israel 2018

Red Cow is a coming-of-age film that takes place in the days leading up to the assassination of Rabin and depicts the life of Benny, 16, orphaned from mother at birth and the only child of Joshua - a religious, right-wing extremist, in those critical junctures when she is forming her sexual, religious and political awareness.

Tickets
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22:00 h

Queer Shorts

kult.kino Camera

This short film program consists of animated, feature, documentary and performance films. It’s an international potpourri of artistic expression, current issues and political topics viewed from a queer perspective free of all boundaries.

Thu 27.09., 20:00 h, neues kino
Sat 29.09., 22:00 h, kult.kino

95 minutes
Ages 18+

Guest
Talk with director Maryna Makarenko following the film Jellyfish.

Tickets
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Jellyfish

Short • 23 min

German / English / E

Maryna Makarenko

Germany 2017

Jellyfish is a cinematic novel, a meditative approach to talk about the notion of gender by translating cognitive knowledge and literary elements into filmic narrative. The film depicts two types of characters: inhabitants of the fictional planet of gender utopian society that are gender fluid, and real characters who find themselves outside of cisnormativity.

Trailer

Intimity

Short • 5 min

German / E

Elodie Dermange

Switzerland 2018

As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself. Insecure, she loves neither her body nor her face. Then, one day, she starts posing as a photography model for a friend. With the passing of time, the photographs reveal to her the beauty of herself.

Trailer

Lawless

Short • 4 min

English / E

Ellen Pearson

Australia 2017

Swiss Premiere

A collaborative project between director Ellen Pearson and photographer Tilly Lawless, exploring the everyday experiences of Tilly Lawless, a sex worker in Sydney’s decriminalized sex industry, understood within the context of society’s taboos and an ever increasing call for international decriminalization of the profession. Unlike previous documentations of sex work it welcomes the viewer into Tilly’s world as a confidant, rather than as a voyeur.

Trailer

Marguerite

Short • 19 min

French / E

Marianne Farley

Canada 2017

Swiss Premiere

An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Trailer

Nature Boys

Short • 2 min

no dialogue

Andreas Boschmann

Germany 2017

Three young men running through a Berlin forest in the nude.

Trailer

My Own Wings

Short • 8 min

Spanish / Russian / English / E

Katia Repina

Spain, USA, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, Columbia, Panama 2015

The project is based on different testimonies from intersex people as well as research on different social, medical and legal issues. As of now the project counts 23 stories of intersex people living all over the world sharing their stories as a unique invitation to their inside world and experience.

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36-Year-Old-Virgin

Short • 30 min

English / E

Skyler Braeden Fox

Germany 2016

Skyler grew up as a girl in a very religious environment and now is a trans man. He wants to catch up on the sex he missed out on in his youth. Using a casting, he looks for a man to have sex for the first time. Can Bishop Black give him what he expects?

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22:00 h

TanzBar II

Panda Bar

DJ Kukuruz Kollektiv & DJ Oszilot

The Kukuruz Kollektiv, consisting of two to four women, has been performing in a constantly changing DJ formation since 2018. Their sounds vary according to their preferences, but are always fun and danceable.

To some Oszilot may be known as guitarist of the Basel based post-punk band ASBEST. Their musical playground is the underground of the late seventies and early eighties, when punk started to go electronic. Intense, impulsive and a little rough.

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22:15 h

Shakedown

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Swiss Premiere

documentary • 82 min

English

Leilah Weinraub

USA 2018

Shakedown chronicles explicit performances in an underground lesbian club in Los Angeles. The story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material. Cumulatively, questions arise on how to diagram the before and after of a utopic moment.
Winner of the 2018 Outfest Los Angeles Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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Sunday, 30. September
10:00 h – 21:00 h

Festival Centre

festival center

Aktienmühle-Turbinenhaus with café and bar service
Thu – Sat: 14:30 – 22:00 H, Sun: 10:00 – 21:00 H

All events are free of charge.

The festival centre is a place to linger, rest, chat, listen to podcasts of queer_feminist radio magazine lila_blue(s), visit the current exhibition, as well as thumb through various magazines and books provided to us by the bookstore Labyrinth.

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10:00 h – 15:00 h

Luststreifen Brunch

festival center

Buffet: CHF 26.– at discretion
Registration required. Mail, subject: brunch.

Large brunch buffet on Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Eggs and pancakes can be ordered fresh from the kitchen. From 1:00 pm onwards, individual brunch plates can be ordered. The brunch is also directed at vegetarians and vegans, who will find a large selection of appropriate dishes.
Use the opportunity to chat with the Luststreifen team and our guests in an informal setting.

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11:00 h – 14:30 h

Workshop Take lust into your own hands!

Musikpalast Klybeck

Collection, no registration required
Language: German

The workshop is aimed at all people who are interested and curious to learn more about their sexual pleasure on the physical level. Through simple exercises while sitting, standing, walking and lying we want to create access to our perception, feel how breathing, movement and muscle tension influence our body experience and our sexuality. This is how we set off to try out self-effective ways of perceiving our body more intensely and of taking lust into our own hands.
The workshop wants to enable the participants to observe their own bodies in order to better understand their own sexual arousal. It’s about gaining awareness of your own body in its sexuality. In order to verbalize this, small details of perception are very important. Take home possibilities to experiment and new questions to think about.

No sexual exercises will be done in the group. It’s all about the personal connection to your own sexuality. Each person decides for themselves what they feel comfortable with and what not.

Please bring: a mat, small pillows (if desired), a cloth or blanket, a notebook and pen, comfortable clothing and thick socks.

Katrin Lukas, Sexology/Sexual Counselling MA, will lead the workshop. Website

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to: sexualberatung@sexhelp.ch

12:15 h

Queer Migration Shorts

neues kino

In these five shorts the topics of migration and flight are explored in very different manners, though it’s mainly the protagonists who recount their own stories.

Sun, 30.09., 12:15 h, neues kino
123 minutes

Guests
Talks with directors Gina Wenzel and Ibrahim Mursal and the protagonist Ahmed Umar, as well as with directors Nadia Lanfranchi, Nina Oppliger and Corinne Pfister following the screening of the films.

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Mooi Missi

Short • 9 min

Belgian / E

Diëgo Nurse

Belgium 2016

A poetic portrait on how Beyong, a 30-year-old transgender woman who was forced to suppress her true self growing up, gives in to her subconsciousness and starts her transformation into the woman she is today.

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Transsexworks – Trans Sexworkers on Froben St.

Short • 38 min

German / English / Bulgarian / E

Naomi Noa Donath, Henry Böttcher

Germany 2017

Sex work is stigmatized and often misrepresented in the public eye. It’s normally discussed without the insights and experiences of sex workers themselves. This short discusses topics such as migration and violence, solidarity and community and – most importantly – gives a voice to the opinions and situations of sex workers.

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Y

Short • 23 min

German / English / E

Gina Wenzel

Germany 2017

Laura is a self-confident young woman, a member of the new “Me Me Me Generation“, also known as “Generation Y”. Spoilt for choice by life’s abundance of options, Laura has lost track of her own aims and ideals. She’s always looking for something, she just doesn't know what. One night she meets Safi, who has fled her homeland. The encounter gives Laura food for thought.

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Being Okey

Short • 34 min

German / Swiss-German / English / G

Nadia Lanfranchi, Nina Oppliger, Corinne Pfister

Switzerland 2017

The film accompanies a gay Nigerian as he waits for the response to his second asylum request. Okey reveals what it is like to live in Switzerland where homosexuality is legal but where he is not allowed to stay. And what it means to live in constant fear of being deported to Nigeria where he is considered a criminal just because of who he is.

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Kunsten å være syndig

documentary short • 19 min

Arabic / Norwegian / E

Ibrahim Mursal

Norway 2017

Swiss Premiere

Meet Ibrahim Mursal, a homophobic man, who confronted his own prejudice when meeting the Sudanese artist, Ahmed Umar. The film talks about being gay, an immigrant, a Muslim and a stranger in Norway. The film also confronts Norwegian attitudes in general towards these questions.

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14:45 h

The Ugly Doll

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

documentary • 91 min

Spanish / E

Claudia Lopez, George Reyes

Mexico, USA 2016

A group of elderly (and still working) sex workers in Mexico City ranging in age from sixty to ninety-five seek peace and find community behind the walls of Casa Xochiquetzal, a refuge named after the Aztec goddess of beauty and love. Established by one of their former colleagues, the family created within the walls of this shelter struggles to stay together despite the pressures that develop from within and outside the home.

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15:00 h

Panel Discussion Queer Migration

festival center

Free entry
Language: English

For many queer refugees, the flight is not over as soon as they arrive. They are confronted with racist exclusion, danger of deportation, LGBT hostility, experiences of violence and discrimination.
It’s a panel of experts on migration, asylum, religion, cultural identity and the concept of home.

Guests
Director Ibrahim Mursal
Protagonist Ahmed Umar
Director Nadia Lanfranchi
Director Nina Oppliger
Director Corinne Pfister

Presentation
Queeramnesty Alan David Sangine

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16:15 h

My Body, My Rules

neues kino

Swiss Premiere

documentary • 71 min

French / E

Émilie Jouvet

France 2017

Eight people will reveal the magical, cruel, sensual and powerful relationship they have with their own bodies. The adventure of the film is multiple: the objective is to give voice to women whose bodies or sexualities are seen as non-standard, or are not seen at all. A strong political and feminist manifesto on body politics, female sexuality and its representation, as well as on diversity and various forms of sexual desire.

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17:30 h

Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival

neues kino

documentary • 81 min

English

Fabrizio Terravona

Belgium, France, Spain 2016

Donna Haraway is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist, and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and opened the door to a frank and cheerful trans species feminism. Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with critters and trans species, in an era of disasters. Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in California, living with her – almost literally, for a few weeks, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasized the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.

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18:00 h

Closing Night Award Ceremony

festival center

Free entry

On Sunday evening, the Luststreifen jury will award the Lust Awards and present the trophies of artist Camilla Braunger. The Lust Awards are Luststreifen Film Festival’s film prizes. Four Lust Awards will be presented in recognition of outstanding achievements for filmmakers: "Best Short", "Best Feature Film", "Best Documentary" and the "Audience Award". The award ceremony will end with a concert by Anna Vogt. Afterwards, Luststreifen invites you to an aperitif.

Anna Vogt is a Swiss pop and jazz singer. Since 2017 she performs modern original compositions and versatile jazz standards together with pianist Tobias Künzli.

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