Regnboginn

Reykjavik lesbian & gay film festival
Welcome to the Reykjavk lesbian and gay film festival
16.-26. March 2006
REGNBOGINN cinema, Hverfisgata 54

LIST OF FILMS

100% MANNESKJA – TRANSPLOSION
TROND WINTERKJR OG JAN DALCHOW. TRANSPLOSION. HALLA KRISTN EINARSDTTIR
The young Monica was born as a boy who chooses to transition to become a woman at twenty. This documentary film consists of an unusual mix of genres to tell an intimate and moving story. TRANSPLOSION: The transgender experience of four Icelanders told in a sincere short film.

Tuesday 21. March, 18:00
Wednesday 22. March, 20:00

CACHORRO (BEAR CUB)
MIGUEL ALBALADEJO
Pedro’s world gets turned on its head when he has to look after his young nephew, as his attempt to act as a responsible father leaves him in great doubts about himself. A humorous and challenging film of an admirable emotional range.

Thursday 16. March, 20:00
Saturday 18. March, 20:00
Sunday 26. March, 16:00

D.E.B.S.
ANGELA ROBINSON
Recruited by the U.S. government for their unique ability to lie, cheat and fight, Amy, Max, Janet and Dominique join an underground academy of secret agents, D.E.B.S. These crime fighting hotties set out to save the world and keep their lipstick perfectly applied while doing so.

Friday 24. March, 20:00
Saturday 25. March, 16:00

MYSTERIOUS SKIN
GREGG ARAKI
Plagued by nightmares, Brian believes that he may have been the victim of an alien abduction. Neil is the ultimate beautiful outsider, a teenage hustler. His pursuit of love leads him to New York City, while Brian’s voyage of self discovery leads him to Neil – who helps him to unlock the dark secrets of their past.

Wednesday 22. March, 20:00
Thursday 23. March, 22:00

ONCE UPON A TIME (EVA MARA JNSDTTIR), QUEEN OF LINCOLN ROAD (ERIC SMITH), UMSONST GELEBT (ROSA VON PRAUNHEIM)
Three short films where the oldest generation speaks up. ONCE UPON A TIME: Two gentlemen reminisce gay life in Reykjavk fifty years ago. QUEEN OF LINCOLN ROAD: Irene is not gay but there is certainly something gay about her unique radiation. LIFE IN VAIN: Walter Schwarze, once a Sachsenhausen prisoner, recalls the sufferings of the past.

Saturday 18 March, 16:00
Thursday 23. March, 18:00

SANCHARRAM (THE JOURNEY)
LIGY J. PULLAPPALLY
Raised as neighbours, Kiran and Delilah lead inseparable lives until Kiran starts fearing her sexual desire for her friend. Once the gossipy community discovers the true nature of their relationship, the girls are forced to confront the thunderous response of prejudice.

Friday 17. March, 18:00
Thursday 23. March, 20:00

THAT MAN: PETER BERLIN
BANDARKIN 2005. BETA. 80 MN. ENSKA
HFUNDUR: JIM TUSHINSKI
He was the poster boy for the hedonistic and sexually-liberated 1970s and portrayed himself as an erotic, unobtainable fantasy, oozing in eroticism. But who was Peter Berlin? The film gives us opportunity to get to know the man behind the myth.

Friday 17. March, 22:00
Monday 20. March, 18:00

SVIGN
MARTA BALLETB-COLL
The life of Jla Berkowitz takes an unexpected turn when she decides to produce a play based on Madame de Svign, the Parisian marchioness famous for the collection of letters to her daughter. Jla will have to chose between a conventional life with her husband and a more unpredictable life with a woman. A lesbian love story bubbling with humor and enchanting moments.

Friday 24. March, 22:00
Saturday 25. March, 22:00

MNNER, HELDEN UND SCHWULE NAZIS (HEROES AND GAY NAZIS)
ROSA VON PRAUNHEIM
Chilling testimonies of German past and stories of four gay men, engaged in right-wing political parties, are intertwined with interviews by left-leaning journalists and intellectuals who have followed fascism’s course through German history. Rosa von Praunheim conveys their deeply contradictory lives in a refreshingly unbiased way.

Sunday 19. March, 16:00

PREY FOR ROCK’N ROLL
ALEX STEYERMARK
Based on the autobiographical musical by LA singer/songwriter and tattoo artist Cheri Lovedog, this wonderful film tackles the rise and fall of almost becoming famous in Clamdandy, her band of twenty years.

Sunday 19. March, 20:00
Sunnudagur 26. mars kl. 22:00

KATZENBALL (FELINE MASQUERADE)
VERONIKA MINDER
To any fan of the image of a tuxedo-clad Marlene Dietrich, this film is a sure-fire hit! A thoughtful and engaging documentary about the last eighty years of lesbian history, and how that history has intersected with the women’s movement and various political landscapes. This marvellous film brings history to life.

Monday 20. March, 22:00
Tuesday 21. March, 22:00
Wednesday 22. March, 18:00

PROTEUS
JOHN GREYSON
South Africa 1725: a native herder, sentenced to hard labor, encounters a Dutch sailor imprisoned for sodomy. They begin an affair that progresses from animal sexuality to honest intimacy. By use of anachronistic touches, Proteus allows us to rethink the scope of gay history and reclaim two lives that speak to us today.

Monday 20. March, 20:00
Wednesday 22. March, 22:00

LATTER DAYS
C. JAY COX
Christian, a hunky party boy, gets more than he bargains for when he tries to seduce 19 year old Aaron, a sexually confused Mormon missionary who moves into his apartment complex. A charming, sexy, and moving tale about the transformational power of love.

Friday 17. March, 20:00
Saturday 18. March, 22:00
Sunday 19. March, 22:00

GYPO
JAN DUNN
Into the lives of Helen and Paul comes Tasha, a Romany Czech refugee, awaiting her British passport and her chance for freedom. Told in three revelatory narratives, Gypo reveals how the disintegration of an ordinary working class family finally comes to a head when unexpected emotions are unleashed.

Saturday 18. March, 18:00
Monday 20. March, 20:00

SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOTS AT COMPTON’S CAFETERIA
VICTOR SILVERMAN OG SUSAN STRYKER
Transgender scholar Susan Stryker and professor Victor Silverman present an exciting story of a riot in 1966 in which transgender people and gay activists fought back against police harassment, three years before Stonewall. The film gives us a peek at the complex development of the gay rights movement and addresses the role of gender reassignment surgery, newly possible in the sixties.

Friday 10. March, 20:00
Wednesday 22. March, 18:00

GIRLS WITH GIRLS (Short films)
BUTCH IN THE CITY: DIRECTOR – TOD BRODER. BANDARKIN 2003
KATHLEEN’S CLOSET: DIRECTOR – SHEILA JORDAN. KANADA 2005
HVEM DU END ER: DIRECTOR – MARTIN STRANGE-HANSEN. DANMRK 2004
WHO IS THE TOP?: DIRECTOR – JENNIE LIVINGSTON. BANDARKIN 2004
HOY MAYA: DIRECTOR – LAURA ZIMMERMANN. SVISS 2003
MOUSTACHE: DIRECTOR – VICKY SUGARS. STRALA 2004

Tuesday 21. March, 20:00
Friday 24. March, 18:00

BOYS WITH BOYS (Short films)
DARE: DIRECTOR – ADAM SALKY. BANDARKIN 2004
CADILLAC BLS: DIRECTOR – MAZEN KHALED. LBANON 2003
LONELY 15: DIRECTOR – FRANK MOSWOLD. NOREGUR 2004
THE HOMOLULU SHOW: DIRECTOR – FRANK MOSWOLD. NOREGUR 2004
BACKROOM: DIRECTOR – GUILLEN MORALES. SPNN 1999
BROMPTON: DIRECTOR – AXEL PETERSEN. BRETLAND 2003
CHRISTOPHER & GORDY: DIRECTOR – FRANK MOSWOLD. NOREGUR 2004
RYAN’S LIFE: DIRECTOR – NICK WAUTERS. BANDARKIN 2004

Sunday 19. March, 18:00
Saturday 25. March, 18:00

TRANNYSHACK
SEAN MULLENS
A documentary about the world famous half breed Icelander Heklna and the man underneath it all, Stefn Grygelco. Stories of inspirations, hardships, and rewards of the Trannyshack group where Heklina heads up the club known for its comedic, dramatic, sometimes glamorous, usually trashy, and always entertaining floorshows.