Warm-Up Film: QUEEN OF AMSTERDAM (Chez Nous)

Chez Nous is a place where everything is possible. It is a refuge for people who the owner of a neighboring restaurant calls “weirdos”. The meager business is supported by a by a small but loyal clientele, who enjoy the pleasant atmosphere, the friendliness of the long-time owner Adje and the nightly drag shows. For the performer Bertie, the barmaid Babette, the lawyer Peter-Jan, and the regulars Gijs and Rachid, it’s more than just a pub – it’s their home. Unfortunately, the future of the pub is far from certain, as it is threatened with closure due to financial looms. A coming-out story, a family reunion and a David vs. Goliath battle on several fronts, health problems, marital disharmony and transience – all this awaits us. And if that’s not enough, there’s a young romance, a turf war and a clash of culture and class in more ways than one, a heist that alludes to “Mission: Impossible,” the Amsterdam CSD and a message of acceptance and understanding.

The film runs Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. at the Kinos im Andreasstadel – more info on the current rules for visiting the cinema and tickets here.

Last Queer Film Night (Queerfilmnacht)

Queer Film Night may have sweetened the time in recent months when you couldn’t curl up in your theater seats. Today it enters its final round with the film “Beyto“.

Beyto is an awesome swimmer and cool dude. But when the young Swiss with Turkish roots falls in love with his attractive coach Mike, his ideal world is shaken up. To preserve tradition and honor, Beyto’s parents see only one way out: their son must marry a woman as soon as possible!

For more info and tickets or to stream, go to https://www.queerfilmnacht.de/.