Friday 31 March
Tickets Cinetol // 18:00 // € 35 presents: Whorehouse Cinema (sex worker film and arts festival) | PASS FOR ALL FILMS
Genre: queer, sexworkers, film, performance, art,
Open: 18:00 - 22:00 hrs
Tickets: € 35
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Whorehouse Cinema, a sex worker film & arts festival between 31 March and April 2nd 2023@Cinetol, Amsterdam. We are a collective consisting of (former) sex workers, feminists, queer and trans people from all different walks of life and backgrounds and operate under the name of presents! We organise events in The Netherlands on the topic of sex work and aim to destigmatize sex work trough more nuanced and diverse representation. Our focus is on perspectives which stay away from the usual, narrow ideas and stereotypes of what it means to be a sex worker and stories that are intersectional. We prioritise works made with, by and for with sex worker communities. Welcome at whorehouse cinema!


Vrijdag 31 Maart

Opening words+ The Oleanders (documentary) + presented by TranScreen Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival
19:00 - 20:30 | Zaal | Tickets €7
Paola Revenioti / Greece / 2020 / 67 min / Greek with English subtitles Paola, Betty, and Eva, three trans* women in their 60s on a night stroll through Athens revisit the streets and places where they started sex working at an early age, where they had fun and found love, struggled, existed, and gloriously resisted.

KENYA (documentary) + introduction & performance by Papaya Kuir
Gisela Delgadillo/ Mexico/ 2022 / 88 min / Spanish with English subtitles
21:00-23:00 | Zaal | Tickets: €7

After witnessing the murder of her friend, Kenya, a trans woman sex worker, embarks on a path of struggle and search for justice that leads her to face the fear and pain of seeing herself reflected in that tragic ending. Papaya Kuir is an intersectional feminist collective for and by trans and queer Latinx asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the Netherlands.

Zaterdag 1 april

The Fabulous Ones (documentary/feature) + presented by TranScreen Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival
Roberta Torre / Italy / 75’Min / 2022 / Italian with English subtitles
14:30 – 16:30 | Zaal | Tickets

It often happens that after death trans women are deprived of their identity. That's what happened to Antonia, too. Her friends gather to invoke her, in an attempt to give Antonia her denied femininity. Location: Zaal

Shorts 1 (film programme) + Q&A - co-hosted by Kaboom Animation Festival
17:00 – 19:00 | Zaal | Tickets €7

Sex(ual) Healing
Maximus Skaff / USA / 2021 / 22 min / English

An exploration into the healing powers of sex work from both client and sex worker perspectives.

Elodie Dermange / CH / 2017 / 5 min / English

As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her porn-loving soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself.

Jevon Boreland / Canada / 2018 / 10 min / English

This is the personal, untold story of Phylicia Carty, also known as Mz Lady Ice, whose life took her in the direction of becoming one of the most revolutionary urban exotic dancers in the Toronto adult entertainment industry.

Cupid Into Transmutation
Dexter Boldewijn / NL / 2022 / 13 min / English

The edgy and personal student film follows a transgender boy named Caesar living in a big city. On the run from his traumatic past, he tries to make a living as a camboy.

Lizzy and Seyyah
Kristian Petersen / Germany / 2018 / 10 min / German with English subtitles

Lizzy and Seyyah fuck!

Justin Ducharme / Canada / 2018 / 12 min / English

A simple and naturalistic approach to a day in the life of a two-spirit, male sex worker as he visits his clients.

Happy Ending
Ara Choi / UK / 2018 / 5 min / English with subtitles

Aa poetic animated documentary based on an anonymous online testimony of a Korean sex worker.

Content warning: This film contains sexual contact and strong language.

Zondag 2 april 

Shorts 2 (film programme) + Q&A
16:00 – 18:00 | Zaal | Tickets €7

Family Matters
Maximus Skaff / USA / 2022 / 23 min / English

A realistic look into the lives and relationships between sex workers and their family members.

Kateřina Turečková / Czech Republic/ 2015 / 10 min / Czech with English subtitles

An intimate look into the relationship of two girls. One is a stripper and the other has a problem with it.

Sexarbeit und Beziehung (Sex Work and Relationship)
Aaron und Pauli / Germany&Austria /2020&2021 / 27 min /German with English subtitles

Us sex workers have relationships and lovers just as other human beings.

Charly Flyte / UK / 2023 / 9 min / English

In a glittering womb-like London dungeon, a dominatrix shares countless moments of seductive and sadistic kink with a regular client.

Content warning: BDSM, implied themes of coercion and abusive relationships

Every Day Burns
Aidan Jung & Tyler Murgo / USA / 2020 / 5 min / English

Award winning pole dancer, Sada Velasquez, addresses the familial and social stigma she must overcome in order to pursue her passion for dance.

Indélébile/Graffiti Politique
Deep and Cheap Media & Equipe Ephemere / France / 2021 / 7 min / French with English subs

Paris, 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, a social movement is raging. A feminist graffiti activist group prepares an action for the respect of whores.

Rua dos Anjos (documentary)
Renata Ferraz & Maria Roxo / Portugal/Brazil / 2022 / 84 min / Portuguese with English subtitles
18:30 – 20:30 | Zaal | Tickets €7

A film built upon the encounter and shared film creation of two women.They narrate and witness personal stories while exchanging certain techniques of their respective crafts: sex work and filmmaking.

Praktische informatie
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