May 22nd, 2015 by PRatt
June 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cinestudio Theater
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106

(Switzerland, 2014) (Der Kreis) Written and directed by Stefan Haupt. With: Matthias Hungerbühler, Sven Schelker, Ernst Ostertag, Röbi Rapp, Marianne Marianne Sägebrecht.

The winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy Award for Best LGBT-themed documentary is brought to you by Out Film CT’s Second Thursdays! Zurich of the 1950s provided a fragile community for gay men and lesbians, centered around the magazine of erotica, Der Kreis (The Circle). This little-known part of queer history is revealed through a love affair between a shy teacher and a cute drag singer (played by Matthias Hungerbühler and Sven Schelker), both of whom contributed to Der Kreis. In the present, we meet the real-life elderly couple (Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp) as they talk about their 58 years together.
“The Circle offers the best of both worlds, a perfect marriage of marvellous historical drama and moving testimony!” – Tara Brady, Irish Times. 102 min.


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