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Pioneers of Queer Cinema

Victor Victoria

Take a trip into the past with these classics of early queer cinema that were all way ahead of their time.

This trilogy of restored classic films presented by Kino Marquee include Victor and Victoria, Mädchen in Uniform, and Michael.  See all three for $15 and you’ll have 10 days to watch. Or choose individual films and you’ll have five days to watch. Either way, your purchase will support the Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. $15 for all 3 films or $ 7-8 per film.

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Program Features Three Films:

Victor and Victoria – (98 min/1933/Germany)

Directed by Reinhold Schünzel

Synopsis: Produced in the final days of the Weimar Republic, this dazzling, gender-bending musical romance about a female singer posing as a man performing in drag received limited exposure in the United States and is today best known by Blake Edwards’s 1982 remake and the 1995 Broadway production. Viewers will be delighted to discover that the original is every bit as charming and outrageous, reminiscent of the sly sex comedies of Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder.


Mädchen in Uniform (88 min/1931/Germany)

Directed by Leontine Sagan

Synopsis: As a new student at an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with the compassionate teacher Fräulein von Bernburg, and her feelings are requited. Experiencing her first love, lonely Manuela also discovers the complexities that come with an illicit romance. This artfully composed landmark of lesbian cinema – and an important anti-fascist film – was the first of just three films directed by Leontine Sagan.


Michael (94 min/1924/Germany)

Directed by Leontine Sagan

Synopsis: Danish film master Carl Theodor Dreyer’s homoerotic classic is a mature and visually elegant period romance decades ahead of its time. Michael takes its place alongside Dreyer’s better known masterpieces as an unusually sensitive and decorous work of art and is one of the earliest and most compassionate overtly gay-themed films in movie history.

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Date: July 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am
Cost: $
Venue: Partner Online Screening
Duration: Various mins
Year: Various
Language: German
Subtitles: yes
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Partner Online Screening