Das Gegenteil von Grau (c) Matthias Coers /Recht auf Stadt Ruhr
Fri 7 Sep Fri 21 Sep


Udi Aloni, Marcus Colón, Kornél Mundruczó, Yony Leyser, Matthias Coers, Rungano Nyono
7 Sep
21 Sep

Beyond Fordlândia (Marcus Colón), 24.8. 23 pm

Beyond Fordlândia presents an environmental account ninety years after Henry Ford’s Amazon experience. In 1927 the Ford Motor Company attempted to establish rubber plantations on the Tapajós River, a primary tributary of the Amazon. The film addresses the recent transition from failed rubber to successful soybean cultivation for export, and its implication for land usage, leading to such questions as: Why did Ford want to transplant a slice of twentieth century civilization into the middle of the Amazon forest? How did his attempt to convert the lush, naturally abundant Brazilian landscape into industrial scale agriculture, foreshadow today’s destruction of the rainforest? What are the lessons to be learned from today’s ecological experimentation and in particular from the Fordlandia experience?

Screenplay, Director: Marcos Colón
Brazil / USA 2017 | Duration: 80 Minutes


White God (Kornél Mundruczó), 31.8. 23 pm

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2014 Cannes Festival, Kornel Mundruczó’s film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed human superiors, but it’s also a stark, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed “unfit” by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called “unfit” dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his “Masters” in his journey through the streets and animal control centers that man is not always dog's best friend...

Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Screenplay: Kata Weber / Kornel Mundruczo/ Viktoria Petranyi
With: Zsofia Psotta, Luke und Body, Sandor Zsoter

Hungary 2014 | Duration: 119 Minutes | Age Rating: 12 Years


Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution (Yony Leyser), 7.9. 22 pm

What do you do when the open community that you desperately need as a gay punk does not exist? Simply persuade yourself it does! Stick together and print fanzines, shoot and distribute subversive films, write anarchistic songs, do it yourself and most importantly: don’t give a fuck! Gradually this pseudo-community will turn into a wave of revolution, an international movement... ‘Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution’ tells the story of the loosely-associated group of North American punk artists who radically placed their queer identities at the heart of their own work in the 1980s and 90s – in the process rejecting not only the latently homophobic punk scene that was dominated by heterosexual men but also the excessively conformist gay mainstream.

Screenplay & Director: Yony Leyser
With: Bruce LaBruce, G.B. Jones, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, John Waters,
Justin Vivian Bond, Lynn Breedlove, Jody Bleyle, Silas Howard, Pansy Division, Penny Arcade, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Deke Elash, Tom Jennings, Beth Ditto, Peaches and many more…

USA 2017 | Duration: 83 Minutes


The Opposite Of Gray, 14.9. 22 pm

From struggles for free spaces and housing to community supported agriculture and the Refugees’ Kitchen Fallow land, vacancies, anonymity, standstill – not everyone between Dortmund and Duisburg wants to accept this. On the contrary. An increasing number of people are discovering possibilities and intervene in everyday urban life. A living room in the middle of the street, neighbourhood, community gardens. Town centres, repair cafés and tenants‘ initiatives arise from the niches of the cities – independently, self-determinedly and collectively. The Opposite of Gray shows different groups, who bring practical utopias and free spaces to life and fight for a solidary and ecological coexistence in the urban space.

A documentary by Matthias Coers & Right to the City Ruhr
Germany 2017 | Duration: 90 minutes


I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni), 21.9. 22 pm

When young Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.
I AM NOT A WITCH is the feature directorial debut from Rungano Nyoni, born in Zambia and raised in Wales.

Screenplay & Director: Rungano Nyoni
With: Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri & Nancy Mulilio

France, UK, Germany 2017 | Duration: 93 Min.


Junction 48 (Udi Aloni), 17.8. 23 pm

Lod, a suburb Tel Aviv, is home to Kareem, late 20s, a call centre telephonist in everyday life. However. he dreams of becoming a star with his music – hip-hop. The beautiful Manar, with whom he is in a relationship both on and off stage, provides Kareem with support after his father is killed in a road accident and his mother is seriously injured. His friends make ends meet by dealing drugs but this always leads to arguments. The increasing racist attacks in his home town, where the Jewish-Palestinian conflict is tangible on a daily basis, is something Kareem will no longer put up with. Together with Manar he uses his music to fight the oppression he encounters on all sides. The powerful songs and live appearances that make the band famous make Kareem and Manar targets from all sides.

Director: Udi Aloni
Screenplay: Oren Moverman & Tamer Nafar
With: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, …
Israel / Germany / USA 2016 | Duration: 97 Minutes



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