Documentary about the past and present of the San Franscico transgender movement.
Genderation; Germany 2021; director: Monika Treut; actors: Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens, Susan Stryker, Stafford; 88 min; no age restriction; original with subtitles
More than two decades after shooting her film Gendernauts (1999), director Monika Treut returns to California for a reunion with the protagonists of the queer film classic. Susan Stryker, Sandy Stone, Stafford, and Max Wolf Valerio were young pioneers of the trans movement then, and almost all lived in the former outsider metropolis of San Francisco. Today, San Francisco is marked by solid gentrification, and hardly any of the protagonists, who are now between 58 and 84 years old, can still afford to live there. How has their life changed in the last two decades in the face of the current political struggles and crises in the USA? The energy of the Gendernauts and their supporters seems unbroken.
This evening, director Monika Treut will join us digitally at Broadway Filmtheater Trier to answer questions about her film and give insights into its background. (Language: German)
The movie theater series AMERICA ON SCREEN
once again brings U.S. society, culture, and history to the big screen: we open the series with an outdoor cinema classic, search for the American dream in a small Texas town and meet the pioneers of the trans movement in San Francisco. Then, we fly a special mission with a group of Top Gun trainees, travel from a run-down laundromat into the multiverse, explore the world of social media with a student and his defective robot, and cycle across Germany in the footsteps of an American prisoner of war. In cooperation with the UNION – Studio für Filmkunst in Kaiserslautern, the PROVINZ Programmkino in Enkenbach, the Moselkino in Bernkastel-Kues, and the Broadway Filmtheater in Trier, we will show selected films accompanied by keynote speeches and Q&As, to which we will welcome not only exciting experts but also directors and filmmakers from the USA and Germany.