Rosa von Praunheim is a German film director, author, painter and the most famous gay rights activist in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In over 50 years, von Praunheim has made more than 150 films.
"Stadt der verlorenen Seelen" (1983) is a low budget musical satire, a fictionalized account about the lurid lives of a group of eccentric cabaret artist who have come from America to Berlin looking for social acceptance and a place to give full reign to their creative nature.
Rosa von Praunheim: Die Stadt der verlorenen Seelen, D 1982/83, 91 min.
This screening program is compiled by Annika Larsson in the framework of her exhibition "The Discourse of the Drinkers" and the artistic research project "Non-knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image" that is led by her. The project is founded by the Swedish Research Council and done in collaboration with The Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm and the HFBK-Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg.