Watching movies under the starry skies for a summer experience, that is also possible this summer at the Tolhuistuin. On 23 August the IDFA documentary Kiki by Sara Jordenö will be screened outside.
For many LGBTQ youths from New York, the Kiki scene is their home. Here they are far away from the laws that they have inherited from home, and which prescribe that boys fall on girls and do not attend dance lessons. Within their safe Kiki world there is room for extrovert dance competitions, but also for discussions about serious political issues, such as the role of the president in the debate about HIV and open-hearted group discussions about prostitution; a path that some transgender people choose to get money for expensive operations and hormones.
The carefully filmed, often close-up portraits of Kiki members emphasize the filmmaker's desire to show the individuality of this group. And to show them as people, without an unambiguous label that identifies sexual orientation or gender. "I'm a person" is one of the most powerful one-liners in this energetic and visually attractive film.
Attitude. Guts. Self confidence. Amber 'Ambiance' Vineyard, mother of House of Vineyard, knows all about it. Together with Elly Vineyard she will be giving an introduction to the film by telling about the impact of Kiki on her community. If you still have questions after the screening, do not hesitate to ask them during the Q&A!
Kiki is spoken in English, without subtitles. You can listen to the film through headphones. If it rains, the documentary will be shown under the awning. There are also blankets and fire pits.
Tolhuistuin x IDFA: Kiki | Garden open 20:00 h. Introduction 21:00 h. Film 21:30 h. Q & A 23:05 h Admission € 9.00, CJP / Student card: € 6.00 Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam-Noord