Potato dreams of America

Event's infos
Sections
Cinema
Dates
18/09/2021 h: 21:00
DAMSLab
Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini, 5/b
Ticket Infos
FULL PRICE 8€
UNDER 30 & OVER 65 6€
SUBSCRIPTION 7 SHOWS 35€

A film by Wes Hurley
(USA, 2021, 95′)
original language with italian subtitles

National premiere

An original and hilarious autobiographical comedy that explores the director’s childhood through the lens of irony and wonder. The 80’s: Potato is a child with a singular personality who, together with his mother, spends his childhood in the decaying outskirts of a Soviet city, dreaming of the America he sees on TV. Years later, when he manages to reach the United States, Potato affirms his homosexuality in a very different country from the one he imagined, a place where he clashes with his stepfather, a reactionary and homotransphobic man who hides an unexpected secret. Wes Hurley’s film is a story about growing up and learning that gives us an adventurous journey full of brilliant characters, paradoxical situations and unpredictable twists. 

Wes Hurley is a Seattle-based director, screenwriter and actor who was born in Russia. He has produced and directed two films, the queer-pop comedy “Fallen Jewel” and the documentary “Waxie Moon,” as well as a dozen short films. He is also the creator of the acclaimed “Capitol Hill” series. His autobiographical short film “Little Potato”, co-directed with Nathan Miller, won the jury prize for best documentary at the 2017 South By Southwest festival.

 

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In case of bad weather, the screening will be held at the DAMSLab Auditorium, piazzetta P.P. Pasolini 5/b, Bologna.

Box-office opens one hour before the performance. Due to a health emergency, we remind you that a mask is mandatory. 

In compliance with Decree No. 105 of July 23, 2021, in order to access the event, it is necessary to be in possession of a green pass or a negative molecular or antigenic swab made within 48 hours prior to the show. It is also mandatory to have a mask to be worn in case of assembly or entry into indoor spaces.

In compliance with health safety regulations, each event will have a limited number of seats and it is necessary to purchase tickets in advance for dance performances and film screenings, as well as to reserve seats for book presentations and workshops.

 

HEALTH EMERGENCY

The artistic programming and the organization of this edition of Gender Bender pay particular attention to health safety regulations in order to protect the health and well-being of all people together. In the spaces of the festival it is necessary to respect the physical distance, have with you and wear the mask in all movements. Once you have taken your seat you can remove the mask. Hand sanitizers will be available to the public.

 

Event's infos
Sections
Cinema
Dates
18/09/2021 h: 21:00
DAMSLab
Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini, 5/b
Ticket Infos
FULL PRICE 8€
UNDER 30 & OVER 65 6€
SUBSCRIPTION 7 SHOWS 35€
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