Berkeley Film & Media Seminar


The Berkeley Film & Media Seminar presents: “City of Lost Souls” with ‘Dirty Looks’ Curator Bradford Nordeen

Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

188 Dwinelle

Bradford Nordeen

In 1983, German documentary enfant terrible Rosa Von Praunheim trained his lens on the trans and gender defying Americans who ruled the nightlife scene in Berlin as cultural émigrés. Scripting the loosest of narratives around their wily New Wave performances, City of Lost Souls follows Angie Stardust, who runs the boarding house and adjacent restaurant, "Burger Queen," where her lodgers earn their keep. Jayne County offers her only feature film starring turn and along the way, the film depicts some of the most honest and alarmingly prescient intergenerational dialogues concerning trans life ever dedicated to celluloid.