"This is a home movie, or rather, a search-for-home movie."
Armed with a beat-up Hi-8 video recorder and a decrepit Super-8 film camera, filmmaker Broderick Fox traveled between Berlin and Los Angeles with his German partner, on an autobiographical search for home and for himself. Years later, in the wake of the 2008 passage of Proposition 8 in California, a voter referendum banning recognition of gay marriage in the state, Fox pulls these tapes and reels of footage out of a drawer and crafts this documentary—an ode to Berlin, a protest against civil inequality, and a tribute to first love in equal parts.
Nomadic Tendencies Screening Series—St. Petersburg, September 2010
Strasbourg International Film Festival—Strasbourg, France, August, 2010
Harvardwood Film Festival—Los Angeles, August 2010
Presidential Inauguration Faculty Show, Occidental College—Los Angeles, October, 2009
Globians World and Culture Documentary Film Festival—Berlin, Germany, August 2009
Written, Directed, Shot, and Edited by Broderick Fox
Score by Michael Cohen
ABOUT BRODERICK FOX:
Fox's narrative, experimental, and documentary works have screened internationally--theatrically, on television, at film festivals, and online.
He is a professor at Occidental College in the Department of Media Arts & Culture. His book, DOCUMENTARY MEDIA: History - Theory -Practice is out now through Routledge Press.