Cameras on supersonic, a film of rare ups and downs: TOP GUN: MAVERICK is the second film since the beginning of the corona pandemic which made billions in sales. Shortly after Russia attacked Ukraine, the Cannes Film Festival flew fighter jets on the occasion of the world premiere of the film and celebrated Tom Cruise as a megastar. Since then, criticism has been divided between euphoria, irony and a frontal attack. The film offers the launch pad for a discussion with filmmaker Clara Winter, film scholar Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger, film critics Dennis Vetter and you on big and oversized cinema, on vain boys and queerness, uniforms, synths and remakes – and of course on speed.

1.11.2022 Cinémathèque Leipzig