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Flaming Ears

Directed by A. Hans Scheirl, Dietmar Schipek, Ursula Puerrer

Release: 2022
Runtime: 84
Country: Austria
Language: German with English Subtitles

Flaming Ears is a pop sci-fi lesbian extravaganza set in the year 2700 in the fictional burned-out city of Asche that follows the tangled lives of three women. Spy is a comic book artist whose printing presses are burned down by Volley, a sexed-up pyromaniac. Seeking revenge, Spy goes to the lesbian club where Volley performs every night. Before she can enter, Spy gets into a fight and is left wounded in the streets. She is found by Nun, an amoral alien in a red plastic suit with a predilection for reptiles... who also happens to be Volley’s lover. Nun takes the injured Spy home and must hide her from Volley. This story of obsession and revenge is also an anti-romantic plea for love in all its many forms. A truly underground film shot on Super 8 and newly restored, Flaming Ears is original for its playful disruption of narrative conventions, its witty approach to film genre, and its punk visual splendor.


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Technical Info

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Color


Venue City State Date
Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Brooklyn 1669784400November 30 - December 2, 2022
Alamo Drafthouse San Francisco San Francisco 1669784400November 30 - December 2, 2022
American Cinematheque Los Angeles 1668661200November 17 - November 21, 2022
Metrograph New York 1668747600November 18 - November 24, 2022
The Beacon Seattle 1669438800November 26 - November 27, 2022
Webster University Film Series St. Louis 1671080400December 15, 2022