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FILM CITY BERLIN
A series of mises-en-scène by Florian Wüst
In a series of monthly evenings, Florian Wüst seeks to psychogeographically contextualize Salon Populaire and its location in the city. By showing and commenting on selected film references and excerpts, he reflects on history and present of West Berlin as a 'Storefront of the Free West', as a site for the squatting movements of the early 1980s, as well as a current 'virgin land' for galleries and art spaces.
19 May 2010, 8pm
BEHIND THE CODES FILM CITY BERLIN #1
The first event, Behind the Codes, relates to the period around 1960 a time in which the euphoria of economic progress and urban modernization merged with feelings of growing disorientation and the criticism of the suppression of the German past.
With films and film excerpts by Ottomar Domnick, Ralph Steiner & Willard van Dyke, UFA Wochenschau, Herbert Vesely.
22 June 2010, 8pm
ESCAPE FORWARD FILM CITY BERLIN #2
Escape forward, the second night of the series, moves to the time before and after 1968 and addresses the relationship between the personal and the political, between working and living conditions, which particularly informed the cinematic depiction of West Berlin.
With film excerpts by Jürgen Böttcher, Helke Sander, Ulrich Schamoni, Christian Ziewer.
13 October 2010, 8pm
BURNING CONCRETE FILM CITY BERLIN #3
The third event of the series, Burning concrete, covers the period between the late 1970s and 1985, focusing on urban struggles and street riots around Kreuzberg and Schöneberg as well as the exceptional cross-over of film, music and art that emerged in the delirious maze of the walled-in city.
With films and film excerpts by Cynthia Beatt, Brigitte Bühler & Dieter Hormel, Christoph Dreher & Heiner Mühlenbrock, Uli Edel, Marcel Gisler, Knut Hoffmeister, Clemens Klopfenstein, MedienOperative, Elfi Mikesch, November-Film, Andrzej Zulawski.
10 November 2010, 8pm
POCHMANN FILM CITY BERLIN #4
Other than the previous Film City Berlin events, this evening presents one feature length film and little known gem of its time: Horst Markgraf's Pochmann from 1989, starring Oskar Roehler and Isabelle Stever: a ghostly film noir set in a desolate West Berlin void of hope and human empathy.
In presence of Horst Markgraf and Isabelle Stever. In cooperation with Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art.
9 March 2011, 8pm
AFTER THE FALL FILM CITY BERLIN #5
After the screening of Horst Markgraf's Pochmann, the fifth event of the series, After the Fall, returns to the original set up of an installation comprising a video projection and monitors. The evening focuses on two topics relating to documentary and fiction cinema of the 1990s made in Berlin: the disappearance of the Wall and the life of Turkish immigrants of the second generation.
In presence of Thomas Arslan. With film excerpts by Thomas Arslan, Kutlug Ataman, Aysun Bademsoy, Jürgen Böttcher, Imma Harms & Thomas Winkelkotte, Hussi Kutlucan.
6 April 2011, 8pm
MYPLACE FILM CITY BERLIN #6
With the last event of the series, Film City Berlin reaches the recent past: the coming of age of the re-united city, symbolized by retro-style representational architecture and private town houses filling up the empty lots. The evening reflects on Berlin's social transformations, the processes of commercialisation and the alleged rise of the so called creative class ever since the turn of the millenium.
In presence of Stephan Geene. Film excerpts out of After Effect (Stephan Geene, D 2007) and Eine flexible Frau (Tatjana Turanskyj, D 2010).
D 10783 Berlin