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In keeping with the theme of this month’s issue, April’s EXBlicks presents Rosa von Praunheim’s 1983 classic City Of Lost Souls, showcasing the cult director’s early-era low-budget and campy style as applied to the edgy nightlife of West Berlin in a musical about a group of misfits (sexually, gender-wise and other) who work at Hamburger Queen.
Starring transsexual performer Angie Stardust, transsexual punk legend Jayne County and a host of Americans speaking German with terrible accents, City presents more configurations of sexuality and gender than you can shake a sequined dress at, all while exploring West Berlin as a newly hip and international city.
Communist TV stars, voodoo magic, a spiderweb sex lair and more, all laden with some sharp political commentary, await you in an underground romp through the Mauerstadt.
Join us, in cooperation with realeyz.tv, for a screening of the film with English subs and an appearance by Von Praunheim himself to field the Q&A. And, of course, complimentary wine.
EXBLICKS: CITY OF LOST SOULS, Apr 28, 20:00 | Lichtblick Kino, Kastenienallee 77, Prenzlauer Berg, U-Bhf Senefelderplatz
Originally published in issue #137, April 2015.