Leeds International Film Festival 2008

Although technically sitting within the Official Selection, we thought we'd give these films by the controversial German filmmaker and gay rights campaigner, their own segment.

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Army Of Lovers Or Revolution Of The Perverts (Armee der Liebenden oder Revolte der Perversen) (Country: West Germany; Year: 1979; Director: Rosa von Praunheim; Writer: Rosa von Praunheim; Stars: Arthur Bell, John Briggs, Anita Bryant, Gordon Guy, Harry Hay, Grace Jones, Rose Jordan, Sarah Montgomery, John Rechy, John Silva)
Controversial history of the gay rights movement.
Fassbinder's Women (Für mich gab's nur noch Fassbinder) (Country: Germany; Year: 2000; Director: Rosa von Praunheim; Writer: Rosa von Praunheim; Stars: Harry Baer, Michael Ballhaus, Peter Berling, Francine Brücher, Ingrid Caven, Sybille Danzer, Wolf Gremm, Irm Hermann, Juliane Lorenz, Doris Mattes)
Film sets up imaginary dialogue between the German director and his leading ladies to explore his working methods.
It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives (Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt) (Country: West Germany; Year: 1971; Director: Rosa von Praunheim; Writer: Martin Dannecker, Rosa von Praunheim, Sigurd Wurl; Stars: Berryt Bohlen, Bernd Feuerhelm, Ernst Kuchling, Steven Adamczewski, Dietmar Kracht, Manfred Salzgeber)
Praunheim's debut tells of doomed romance at the hands of the thriving Berlin gay scene.
I Am My Own Woman (Ich bin meine eigene Frau) (Country: Germany; Year: 1992; Director: Rosa von Praunheim; Writer: Valentin Passoni; Stars: Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Jens Taschner, Ichgola Androgyn, Robert Dietl, Beate Jung, Sylvia Seelow, Evelyn Cron, Utz Krause, Rainer Luhn, Tima die Göttliche)
Portrait of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, who lived for decades as a transsexual in Communist East Germany.

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