November 2014, arsenal cinema

A Woman in Flames: A night of Cookie Mueller on film

Cookie, approx. 1981 (Tobi Seftel)

Cookie Mueller (1949–1989) was a cult figure, author, go-go dancer, mother and queer icon. Using interviews, Chloé Griffin tells the story of her life in the book "Edgewise – A Picture of Cookie Mueller" published by b_books. The conversational partners include John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, Sharon Niesp, Max Mueller, Linda Yablonsky, Richard Hell, Amos Poe and Raymond Foye. They lead us from the artists' communes of late 60s Baltimore to the 70s in Provincetown and New York all the way to the 80s in Berlin and Positano, accompanied by archive material, unpublished photos and artistic works. To this end, we are showing A COUPLA WHITE FAGGOTS SITTING AROUND TALKING (Michel Auder, 1980), FEMALE TROUBLE (John Waters, 1974) and SUBWAY RIDERS (Amos Poe, 1981), for whose original premiere Cookie Mueller also came to Berlin. (stss) (7.11.)

arsenal cinema: A Woman in Flames: A night of Cookie Mueller on film

06:00 pm Cinema 2


A Coupla White Faggots Sitting Around Talking

Female Trouble

Subway Riders

A Coupla White Faggots Sitting Around Talking
Michel Auder USA 1980 Digital file OV 60 min
8pm: Female Trouble John Waters USA 1974
35 mm OV/GeS 89 min
10pm: *Subway Riders Amos Poe USA 1981
16 mm OV/GeS120 min

Book presentation and discussion with Chloé Griffin and other guests
arsenal cinema: Within the Time Continuum – The Films of António Reis and Margarida Cordeiro

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Trás-os-Montes

Trás-os-Montes António Reis, Margarida Cordeiro Portugal 1976
35 mm OV/EnS 111 min