New York Memories
by Rosa von Praunheim
Germany 2010, 89 min
20 years after his successful documentary SURVIVAL IN NEW YORK, Rosa von Praunheim returns to the city, in which he had the most exciting time of his life.
Remembering his own experiences in the wild seventies, when New York City was characterized by sexual liberation and eccentric individuals, and recollecting the big changes in the eighties when AIDS started to take its toll, Rosa meets his former protagonists and goes on a personal journey to discover what has become of “his” New York.
Cast & Crew
Anna Steegmann, Claudia Steinberg, Marie Pohl, Lucie Pohl
Production: Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion in co-production with WDR, BR
World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2010
North American Premiere: Frameline San Francisco FF 2010
Warsaw FF 2010
Rosa von Praunheim
Rosa von Praunheim was born in 1942 as Holger Mischwitzky in Riga, Latvia. He made more than 50 films, many of which deal with his favorite subjects: homosexuality, older women, New York City. In Germany Rosa put in great effort to generate awareness of AIDS. Amongst his most famous titles are The Bed Sausage (1971), It’s Not The Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But The Situation In Which He Lives (1971) and The Einstein Of Sex (1999). Survival In New York (1989), a documentary about three young women living in New York, became Rosa’s biggest commercial success.