Photo (detail): © GALERIA ALASKA PRODUCTIONS / Jochen Hick
JOCHEN HICK "TALK STRAIGHT: THE WORLD OF RURAL QUEERS"
This film series is part of Queer as German Folk, a project celebrating the intersectional histories of Germany’s and America’s diverse LGBTIQ+ communities. A digitally modified version of the exhibition Queer as German Folk and a full program of virtual events is presented by the Goethe-Institut in North America in collaboration with its Goethe Pop Ups and the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU). The film will be available to stream from September 11, 10AM CST to September 13, 11:59PM CST. Please register below to receive the streaming link by email. Advance registrants will receive the link on September 11, 10AM CST.
About the film: Documentary | Germany | 2000-2003 | 99 min In Talk Straight, Jochen Hick travels to the Swabian countryside to investigate: did some gays actually manage to stay there or did they all flee the hostility and narrow-mindedness of their rural origins? He asks people and the answer is: “I don’t know any.” His insistence shows that this is never really the case. A kaleidoscope of sensitivities between gays and heterosexuals ensues. The film says a lot about social processes and can serve as a guide to understanding any culture, whether in Swabia or anywhere else: the principles are the same. It’s terrible, yes, but it can also be funny and encouraging! Film summary by Wieland Speck; Translation by Sara Stevenson
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