US 2017. D: Damon Cardasis. 82 min. Fiction. Eng. OV
Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 15

Fourteen-year old Ulysses has just lost his father and additionally suffers from the permanent bullying by his classmates. The sensitive teenager lives with his mother, younger brother and a strict aunt in the New York Bronx. More and more Ulysses flees into his fantasies, in which he can forget everything around him through dancing and singing. In time, he explores his sexuality. At Saturday Church, a caring transgender community, Ulysses finds support and ultimately himself. An empathetic coming-of-age debut with a lot of musical flair. (CS)

SAT, 22.9. | 10.30 am | CINEMA
Guest: Actor Luka Kain

TUE, 25.9. | 4 pm | Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Actor Luka Kain
By prior appointment: LUCAS FILM FORUM



Damon Cardasis is known as a (Broadway-) producer, screenwriter and actor as well as operating the company Round Films with production partner Rebecca Mills. He is a co-founder of the Lower East Side Film Festival in New York. SATURDAY CHURCH is his directing debut in feature-length films as well has having produced and written screenplay and lyrics for it.

Filmography (Selection)
2017 SATURDAY CHURCH | 2015 MAGGIE’S PLAN (Producer) | 2010 MARCH! (short film)