German cinema | B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989
Ottawa's Goethe-Institut presents
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“Highly engaging documentary about Berlin's vibrant post-punk underground scene.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Music, art and chaos in the wild West Berlin of the 1980s: the walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub and pop culture. Before the Wall fell, everything and anything seemed possible. B-Movie is a fast-paced collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage from a frenzied, but creative, decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade, in a city where the days are short and the nights are long.
“Westbam, Nick Cave, David Bowie: West Berlin in the 80s had them all. The documentary B-Movie travels back to this creative melting pot – and looks at it from the perspective of an outsider.“ – Der Spiegel
“In one scene Blixa Bargeld says to a British TV journalist that it would be impossible “to show the essence of Berlin on film”. Thirty years later, B-Movie proves him wrong.” – Die Zeit
Director: Jörg A.Hoppe, Klaus Maeck & Heiko Lange, 2015, Germany, 92 min. With Mark Reeder, Blixa Bargeld, Gudrun Gut, Nick Cave, Nena, Tilda Swinton. In German with English subtitles.
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:00pm
67 Nicholas Street
The screening is part of a double feature. At 4 pm “The All-Round Reduced Personality (Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit)” will be screened at Club SAW.