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Fucking Different New York

Runtime:
70 min.
Year of Production:
2006
Country:
Deutschland
Director:
Production Company:
Kristian Petersen Filmproduktion
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film

What do construction workers do in their well-earned breaks? How might Angelina Jolie's and Brad Pitt's relationship have ended? And what really happened between Marilyn Monroe and Joan Crawford during the summer of 1959? In the portmanteau film FUCKING DIFFERENT NEW YORK, answers to these and many other interesting questions are provided by twelve queer New York filmmakers. Their films also scrutinise such topics as the difference between the way men and women dream, and how erotic tying a necktie or having a manicure can be. Following on from the Berlin-based film FUCKING DIFFERENT! which was presented in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 2005, Kristian Petersen asked six gay and six lesbian filmmakers from New York to make a short film taking a look at how they envisage the love life of the other sex. Each filmmaker was given a free hand in their choice of format and genre. The only requirement was that their films should not be longer than eight minutes and the final product should be on mini DV. The result is a collection of twelve witty, illuminating and erotic short films spanning all genres which conveys the diverse spectrum of queer life in New York. (Production notes)

Episodes

WENDY’S FIRST MANI & PEDI
Direction: Stephen Gallagher

BRO CRUSH
Direction: Lala Endara

SHHHH ... THEY’RE GETTING CLOSER
Direction: Todd Verow

VILLA SERBOLLONI
Direction: Barbara Hammer

VAMPIRAS
Direction: Andre Salas

THE PARTY
Direction: Abigail Child

HARD HAT REQUIRED
Direction: Samara Halperin

OCCUPY MY ASS NOT IRAQ
Direction: Jack Waters

DOIN’THE GRIZZLE BEAR
Direction: Amy von Harrington

MMAGNITUDE
Direction: Dan Borden

DANCE DANCE DANCE
Direction: Hedia Maron

MR. & MRS. POREBSKI
Direction: Keith Levy 

BIOGRAFIE Todd Verow

Born in Bangor, Maine on 11.11.1966, he studied film at Rhode Island School of Design, followed by drama at Brown University. He made a number of experimental shorts and attended classes in lighting and cinematography at the American Film Institute before making his first feature film, FRISK, in 1995. Both his debut and the films that followed – LITTLE SHOTS OF HAPPINESS and A SUDDEN LOSS OF GRAVITY – were screened in the International Forum of New Cinema. In 2004 his film, ANONYMOUS, was shown in the Panorama section of the Berlinale.

FILMOGRAFIE Todd Verow (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York  2005 Vacationland  2000 A Sudden Loss of Gravity  1997 Little Shots of Happiness  1995 Frisk 

BIOGRAFIE Barbara Hammer


Barbara Hammer was born on May 15, 1939 in Hollywood, California. She is a visual artist working primarily in lm and video and has made over 80 works in a career that spans 30 years. She is considered a pioneer of queer cinema. Her experimental lms of the 1970s often dealt with taboo subjects such as menstruation, female orgasm and lesbian sexuality. In the ’80s she used optical printing to explore perception and the fragility of 16mm lm life itself. Optic Nerve (1985) and Endangered (1988) were selected for the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennials (’85, ’89), Nitrate Kisses (1992) for the 1993 Whitney Biennial. Her documentaries tell the stories of marginalized peoples who have been hidden from history and are often essay lms that are multi-leveled and engage audiences viscerally and intellectually with the goal of activating them to make social change. She lives and works in New York City. Contact: barbarahammer@gmail.com

FILMOGRAFIE Barbara Hammer (selection)

2018 Evidentiary Bodies  2010 Maya Deren's Sink  2010 Generations  2008 A Horse Is Not A Metaphor  2006 Lover Other: The Story Of Claude Cahun And Marcel Moore  2006 Fucking Different New York  1993 Sanctus  1992 Nitrate Kisses  1991 Vital Signs  1989 Sill Point  1987 No No Nooky T.V.  1986 Snow Job  1979 Bent Time  1979 Dream Age  1979 Available Space 

FILMOGRAFIE Stephen Gallagher (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Felix (aka Lala) Endara (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Andre Salas (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Abigail Child (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Jack Waters (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Samara Halperin (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Amy von Harrington (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Keith Levy (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Hedia Maron (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

FILMOGRAFIE Dan Borden (selection)

2006 Fucking Different New York 

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