Venue: Freiluftkino Hasenheide
Berlin Film Society presents an exclusive open air screening of Strike a Pose with Q&A with director Reijer Zwaan on Thursday 25th August at Freiluftkino Hasenheide. Strike a Pose premiered at this year’s Berlinale and received the second place Panorama audience award.
The film follows seven young dancers who joined pop star Madonna on her most controversial world tour in 1990. Wild, talented and barely twenty, the dancers set out on the trip of a lifetime. Their journey was captured in Truth or Dare, one of the highest-grossing documentaries ever. As a self-proclaimed mother to her six gay dancers plus straight Oliver, Madonna used the film to take a stand on gay rights, freedom of expression and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Madonna’s flamboyant dancers became icons of sexual freedom, inspiring people all over the world to be who they are.
In Strike a Pose, we encounter the dancers on a new journey. For the first time they tell us how hard it has been to live the liberated life they were promoting on stage. Their incredible stories reveal how fear of other people’s judgment holds us back and how hard it is to accept yourself when you feel different. 25 years after the tour and the film that marked pop and gay culture as much as their own lives; the dancers, their dramatic stories, and their fierce moves inspire us once again.
The screening will be followed by a secret vogueing ball and after party, more info will be released on Facebook.