04/05. Thursday

19:00 Trueba cinemas 1

Rock Chicks. I am not female to you

Marita Stocker (Germany - 2023 - 78’ - VOSE - Spanish Premiere)

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Out there on stage, it's a man's world. Or is that just what they want us to believe? What if the true King of Rock'n'Roll were a Queen? Listen closely and you hear Memphis Minnie’s guitar in Chuck Berry and Eric Clapton, Sister Rosetta’s unbridled spirit in Jerry Lee Lewis, Big Mama Thornton’s growl in Elvis. Still the fact that women rocked the stages from the 1950s on has been successfully pushed out of the collective memory. Time to pull out the roots and tell the other side of the story. The women we meet on our journey devote their lives to rock music, each of them is an icebreaker and they are as inspiring as different. Rock Chicks – I am not Female to you is a film about music as an inner need, the struggle to achieve one's dreams, and the courage to be oneself.

Data sheet

  • Director: Marita Stocker
  • Year: 2023
  • Country: Germany
  • Length: 78 min.
  • Original language: English
  • Leadings: Suzi Quatro, Kathy Valentine, Kristin Hersh, Rosie Flores, Linda Gail Lewis, Honeychild Coleman
  • Producers: Günter Atteln
  • Film company: Accentus Music

Marita Stocker

Marita Stocker

Marita Stocker is an award-winning German filmmaker. She studied German philology, literature and journalism at University Karlsruhe and Università Degli Studi di Bergamo. Her feature documentary FAREWELL YELLOW SEA premiered at Max Ophüls Festival and was awarded the main prize at Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Her subsequent film WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THIS LOVE received the German Cinematography Award. The film premiered at DOK Leipzig, where it was voted 'DOK BUSTER', one of the festival's most popular films, and was nominated for the Goethe Institut Prize. Marita Stocker also received a 'Special Mention for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement' at ITF Golden Prague for this film. In her work, Marita Stocker primarily tells carefully observed stories in microcosms, using them to help broaden the perspective to a bigger picture. In doing so, she places a particular focus on the stories of women. Critics have consistently praised the humanity, warmth, and cinematic quality of her films.