I have been thrilled (kind of relieved?) to see the response here at the Hamburg Queer Film Festival. You never know if people are going to get your punchlines, your pacing – the whole point of your film outside your backyard. I was even concerned because there was protest footage with people comparing Anita Bryant to Adolf Hitler (the Hamburgers kind of chuckled when I told them that). But the response was phenomenal. Wouldn’t it be awesome to get some German queer home movies in our crowd work-in-progress?
Funny thing, my luggage didn’t arrive until the last day I was here. I was here for a week.
After about two days the airline said go buy some clothes on us but just “be reasonable.”