Oral histories: Iossif Vardakis

Beginning this season’s programme, we host the fifth in our series of oral history discussions. This time our guest is Iossif Vardakis, a filmmaker and activist based in Athens. Iossif has just completed the first Greek documentary on the LGBTI scene of the AKOE era and will confide to Fil Ieropoulos personal stories about suburban […]

Kenneth Anger: Queer Cinema Pioneer

The Perverts Cine Club (P.C.C.) at ΛΑΛΑ presents a screening of short films by Kenneth Anger who passed away last month. Arguably considered the grandfather of queer cinema, Anger’s uncompromising vision, combining an experimental attitude towards narrative and a luscious baroque camp aesthetic, still appears as luminary and mind-blowing today, a showcase of what queer cinema in the deepest sense can be.

Barbara Hammer: Short Films

ΛΑΛΑ and the Perverts Cine Club (PCC) present a screening of not previously seen in Athens short films by the pioneer of queer cinema, Barbara Hammer, who passed away in 2019. Barbara Hammer’s work spans over four decades and is in itself an archive of queer history. Her oeuvre shifts between sensitive, poetic celluloid investigations […]

Eva Stefani “Nights & Days of Dimitra K” with Q&A

ΛΑΛΑ hosts the work of Eva Stefani, with a screening of “The Box” (2004) and “Days and Nights of Dimitra K” (2021). We will be joined by Eva and Dimitra who will discuss with Fil Ieropoulos the intricacies of creating a documentary, both from the perspective of the filmmaker and the subject of the film. […]

Oral histories: George Tsitiridis

George Tsitiridis, a comet with a dense course, lands at LALA!!! He will discuss with Fo Kakari about his childhood in Germany, the cinema studies, the creation of Screw and Fagazine magazines. From Thessaloniki Pride to writing the book “The Roma of Thessaloniki” he came about and spearheaded the LGBT community and activism. This discussion […]

Oral histories: Veronique Tromokratisch

Veronique Tromokratisch, ΛΑΛΑ’s protector/megapatron, outsider artist, drag freak and fashion icon, who will discuss her life, her (queer?) small-town experience, her transvestite identity with Angelos Tortikolis. The discussion will be held in Greek. This discussion is the second one in a series of personal life sharing sessions by LGBTQI+ people in LALA, in the context […]

IDÉES FIXES / DIES IRAE screening with live commentary by Antoinetta Angelidi

For the first time with parallel live commentary by the film director, we screen the radically feminist, revolutionary in form and content, avant-garde film IDÉES FIXES / DIES IRAE (Variations on the Same Subject, 1977) by Antoinetta Angelidi. A film on the representations of female body in contemporary art, about “gender as construction and not […]

Queer Film Classics vol.6

The Perverts Cine Club (P.C.C.) at ΛΑΛΑ presents the sixth from a series of screenings of queer arthouse/experimental film/video rarities. This Sunday we continue with the 90s and the topic of Race & Gender Intersections. We’re super excited that the screening will kick off with an online live zoom appearance by one of the evening’s […]

Radical Drag Histories Pt.1

In this new series of screenings, ΛΑΛΑ and the Perverts Cine Club are looking at the history of radical, punk, freakish, abstract, terrorist drag. We start our investigation with a screening of the documentary The Cockettes, about the avant-garde anarchist drag troupe from San Francisco with the same name, operating between the late 60s and […]