WONDERS WANDER, the last LGTB film by Shu Lea Cheang (Taiwan, 1954) produced by InOut Filmmakers and distributed by InOut Distribution, premieres in September in Europe and in October in Asia.
The four episodes of this interactive series (you can watch the episodes all passers-by who take a guided walk through a mobile application through the locations where there have been transhuman attacks in Madrid in the last 4 years) will be premiered in Europe at the Festival QUEER LISBOA, which in turn will make two projections, one in Lisbon, and another in Porto.
The screenings will be accompanied by an interactive installation in homage to the career of this popular video artist and filmmaker throughout his more than 30 years in the interactive audiovisual world. Shu Lea Cheang was the first person to hold the first interactive exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, entitled BRANDON, in honor of transgendered Brandon Teena, who was murdered in Nevada County in 1993 (whose facts are captured in the acclaimed film ‘Boy’s Don’t Cry‘). The director and the AD, Chus Sarrión, will be attending to those European premieres.
Taiwan Queer International Film Festival, the biggest in Asia, will be screening the Asian Premiere, inviting also the director and the producer, Tania Galán, to attend the festival to be held in October 2017.
Barrio Malasaña, known by Madrid residents as Maravillas (wonders), was once the countercultural hub of La Movida Madrileña and now hip and trendy with tourists.
Departing from this Madrid Centre’s rebellious past, Wonders Wander, a four episode mobi-web-serial, takes the wonders out of Malasaña to explore off-the-mainstream nouveau queer generation that includes refugees, migrants, functional diversity, transfeminista, transfeminism, open family, subversive motherhoods, sustainable living, and the rise of auto-defense practices for self-empowerment. Wonders Wander with its gps guided city-walks tracks sites of documented homo-trans-phobic attacks that extend to peripheral Madrid.
Along the way, Wonders Wander’s four episodes, filmed respectively at Lavapies in Centro, Vaciador in Carabanchel, La Dragona in Ciudad Lineal and 12 towers in Vallecas, are embedded for viewing and download on site. With a magic realism twist and fantasia narratives, the four movie episodes, titled “With witches, we move”, “As the wheels meet”, “You are mine, only mine”, “Understand?” recount tales of queer resistance with relentless defiance, seductive sensuality and vigorous passion.