On the occasion of the 26th Budapest Pride Verzió brings you the latest documentary of Mari Takács.
(no English subtitles are available, the film is available on-site and online as well)
IN PERSON at Blinken OSA Archives
Date: July 7, 2021
Time: at 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Budapest 1051, Arany János u. 32.
June 25 - July 25 at festival.verzio.org, available worldwide
The first 100 viewers can rent the movie for free by applying the promo code "26BPPRIDE".
Ticket fee: 650 HUF
The screening is followed by a discussion with the director and the two Hungarian protagonists, Csaba Hegedüs and Benjamin Forest Török as well as Dr. Miklós Fischer sport psychologist.
Moderator: Flóra Dóra Csatári, journalist, telex.hu
Please note that the number of seats is limited.
Entry is free of charge but your Hungarian immunity card and an ID card/passport must be presented before entry.
Pre-registration is required at this link: https://forms.gle/LVHDtm3TDewj1Uym8
This event is part of the 26th Budapest Pride Festival. For more information about events please follow this link: https://budapestpride.com/festival/schedule/.
This event falls under the regulations of Budapest Pride's house rules.
Game On - queer disruptions in sport
directed by Mária Takács, Hungary, Scotland, Germany, 2020, 67'
languages: German, Hungarian, English, Bulgarian
subtitle: Hungarian (no English subtitles are available)
Gay runners, a lesbian boxer, an intersex rower, and a transwoman footballer, all on one team! Can you imagine them? They are athletes whose lives are unseen, unimaginable to society. In recent years, LGBTIQ+ people in sport have become more visible yet so many still stay in the closet, especially in professional sport. Amateur LGBTIQ+ sports clubs exist around the world with a huge increase in the last 30 years. These groups provide a safe space for LGBTIQ+ athletes with diverse identities. The film portrays 5 protagonists from 4 different countries, each disrupting amateur sport with their gay, lesbian, trans, and intersex identities. They talk candidly about their sports journeys, their individual experiences, and their private life. Giving LGBTIQ+ athletes visibility helps to break down barriers of ignorance and discrimination. Sport has the capacity to be inclusive, overcome prejudice, and empower marginalized groups. Game on.
Mária Takács is a freelance filmmaker. Since graduating from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, she has worked as a director for Hungarian Television, and as a video journalist for Népszabadság online and origo.hu. She has also made a number of videos for civil society organizations. Filmography includes The Pastor of Mandák House, 2019; More Than a Relationship, 2016; Hot Men Cold Dictatorships, 2015; Secret Years, 2009.