Feminist films like Anne Severson’s Near the Big Chakra or classics of Queer Cinema like Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising went beyond social and patriarchal models that in the 1960s were extremely limiting in relation to the representation of the female body and gay love. Alongside taboo breaking and emancipation, the program reflects the concern of experimental film to travel beyond the limits of the perception capabilities of the viewers.
My Name Is Oona
Gunvor Nelson (USA, 16mm, 1969, 10:00 min)
Tom Chomont (USA, 1969, 16mm, 6:00 min)
Near the Big Chakra
Anne Severson (USA, 1971, 16mm, 17:00 min)
Paul Sharits (USA, 1968, 16mm, 12:00 min)
Kenneth Anger (USA, 1963, 16mm, 29:00 min)
Florian Wüst― Curator
Florian Wüst is an artist and independent film curator based in Berlin. He has been a regular contributor to the Impakt Festival. Besides curating film programmes for international venues, Wüst frequently writes and lectures about topics related to film and society. Together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, he is editor of Who says concrete doesn’t burn, have you tried? West Berlin Film in the ’80s (2008).