Erik & Erika

Saturday April 20th 2019, 5:15 pm

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Runtime: 89 mins

Language: German

Director: Reinhold Bilgeri

Country: Austria

Genre: Drama, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ, Trans

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

The true story of Erik/Erika Schinegger – the ski sensation that became a media sensation. Declared female at birth, Erika is raised as a girl until a gene test proves that she is genetically male. Athletic success turns to heartbreak as he is disqualified and accused of fraud. The National Ski Federation insists that he undergo a medical procedure to make him fully female. Erik finds himself alone, facing the most important and agonizing decision of his life. Erik & Erika follows his life as a woman, his ultimate transition to manhood and his fight for recognition in 1970’s Austria where there was no place in the social dictionary for a word like transgender.

Highlights

Honors -

Nominee for Best Male Lead (Markus Freistatter) - Austrian Film Festival