FINALLY – Back to the place where it all began in 1989 in Annie Sprinkle’s Salon on 26th and Lex.
I hope you can make it to the film of the MAN FOR A DAY (then called Drag King) workshop. Here is the bumf I sent out:
See you there!!
I am very excited indeed to be able to be in town for the NYC and the USA premiere of the MAN FOR A DAY feature film by Berlin filmmaker, Katarina Peters. The film will have two showings only – June 19/20 at the Anthology Film Archives (2nd Avenue/2nd St) www.anthologyfilmarchives.org at 7.30pm.
This is a film that Katarina began working on in 2006 and which premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival in February 2012. Since then, Katarina and I have been on the road with the film, giving Q and As and workshops after screenings at festivals and cinema venues in Germany, Switzerland, UK, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Turkey, Austria, Montreal, The Netherlands, Denmark, and last year, we toured with the film throughout Mexico on a trip arranged and funded by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The film was shown in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Oaxaca. Most recently, we accompanied the film to Bangladesh and India where the film was shown at Goethe Institutes in Dhaka, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi. Everywhere that the film was shown, it created controversy, conversation, questions and in one place (Kolkata) a near-revolt by the men in the audience.
So now it’s NYC’s turn!
I hope you will come to the screening. It will be the only chance to see the full 96min version of the film, as the film has been edited to 59mins for US distribution. This is for its potential sale by the distributors, Icarus, to educational institutions within the US.
The background to the film is that Katarina Peters and I have a 30 year friendship I first met her in Berlin in 1982, and in the years following, we created a close dialog on art, politics, feminism, philosophy, activism, sex, gender, and so on. Katarina was curious about the MAN FOR A DAY workshops that I teach and the MAN FOR A DAY film shows a workshop with participants that she cast.
You can read a synopsis here: http://manforaday-film.com
and watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZktaPTPmQF4
This film is a triumph!
I am very much looking forward to seeing you at the NYC/USA premiere.