Kiki inaugurates Tempo Documentary Festival
This year’s Tempo’s opening film is Kiki, directed by Sara Jordenö.
Kiki offers a daring insight into a subculture created by LGBTQ youth of color in New York, who are demanding happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the art and dance form called voguing. The movie unites Tempo’s main theme Power and the festival’s special focus on dance films.
Kiki has also been selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, that will take place in the last week of January.
– We are very happy to have two great premieres in both production countries, USA and Sweden. We are looking forward to Tempo’s inauguration, says Annika Rogell, who produced the film for Story together with the American producer Lori Cheatle for Hard Working Movies, in co-production with Film Väst and SVT and with support from Konstnärsnämnden and NYSCA. The film has received production support from the Swedish Film Institute, by film commissioner Antonio Russo Merenda.
Kiki is Sara Jordenö’s first full-length film. The producer Annika Rogell is currently in the spotlight with her movie My Skinny Sister, that has gotten five nominations to the Swedish Guldbagge Award. She was also chosen to represent Sweden at the Cannes Film Festival 2015, as the year’s ’’Producer on the Move’’
The selection of music and dance films is larger than ever at this year’s Tempo Documentary Festival that will take place March 7th -13th. The complete program of the festival and the tickets for the screenings will be released on February 10th here on the homepage.