Studio/Queer | communities of pride shorts
In addition to our Communities of Pride program, we are screening a selection of three short films. Each highlights different elements of queer friendship: Starfuckers (2022), A Wild Patience Has Taken Me There (2021), and Father Figure (2019).
Starfuckers (2022) – Antonio Marziale
Unfortunately, not all glitter is gold, especially not in Hollywood. Starfuckers looks at the issue of power abuse through a queer lens, as it follows a young aspiring movie star in his relation with a famous, slightly unnerving Hollywood director. Aware of the boy’s aspirations, the director slyly offers to boost his career, in return for the fulfillment of his own intimate fantasies. However, the power dynamics between the two appear far from pre-established. Starfuckers is a gripping exploration of queer agency, identity, vulnerability and the strength of collective resistance in the face of power abuse.
A Wild Patience Has Taken Me There (2021) – Érica Sarmet
What does being queer mean for different generations, and how do these different experiences affect our relationships? A Wild Patience Has Taken Me There explores these questions, as it follows Vange, a middle-aged lesbian woman who lives with her cat and her motorcycle. As she sits at a bar reflecting on her love life, she meets four lively young queer women, and they all spend the night together. The film subtly interweaves reflections on the women’s lesbian experiences with steaming hot sensual scenes This results in a journey through intergenerational differences and sisterhood. A Wild Patience Has Taken Me There received Sundance’s Short Film Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast.
Father Figure (2021) – Bibi Fadlalla
Sometimes, in a world of exclusion and marginalisation, your true family is your chosen one. Especially if that family offers you a platform to fully and fiercely express yourself. Father Figure (2021) follows Guilliano (26), the founder of The Kiki House of Angels, a voguing dance community in Rotterdam. Through intimate interviews and voguing dance sequences the documentary delves into the intersectional experiences of exclusion and discrimination outside of the community. Father Figure poetically gives an insight into both the creation of queer communities through ballroom dancing, and broader issues outside of the community.
This program is part of Studio/K’s special Pride Programming from 31 July until 6 August. Other events include our Pride Party with Queer in Wonderland and the After Pride Oost borrel. If all this leaves you longing for more, do make sure to check out our Communities of Pride special film programming, lasting all of July and August. More information and tickets for all events can be found on studio-k.nu.
It’s been a while, though we’re feeling young and optimistic as ever. This year Studio/K will once again partake in Amsterdam Pride and we put together a welcoming yet daring programme.