Taxi Zum Klo

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Special Events

  • Thu Jul 11 : 

    Encore screening with intro by Elizabeth Purchell and KJ Shepherd at 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, June 11: Introduction by Elizabeth Purchell and KJ Shepherd at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 11: Encore screening with introduction by Elizabeth Purchell and KJ Shepherd  at 7:00 p.m.

New Restoration!

A gay schoolteacher tries to balance his newfound relationship with his compulsive addiction to cruising public toilets for sex in this fearlessly semi-autobiographical debut from writer/director/star Frank Ripploh. Seized by Customs and banned in several countries upon its original release, TAXI ZUM KLO is one of the greatest and most controversial gay films of the 1980s. Hilarious, shocking, hot, and thought-provoking, often all at the same time, TAXI ZUM KLO’s influence continues to reverberate through modern queer cinema—most notably in Ira Sachs’ latest film, PASSAGES.

Screening as part of our new queer series programmed and hosted by Elizabeth Purchell and KJ Shepherd, Cruising the Movies.

  • Country West Germany
  • Language German and French with English Subtitles, English
  • Year 1980
  • Running Time 98 minutes
  • Distributor Salzgeber
  • Director Frank Ripploh
  • Cast Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup, Orpha Termin, Peter Fahrni, Dieter Godde
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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