[DL8], The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, 2012, is hitting Berlin in a new vein and venue, this year making the up-and-comer insider tip Naherholung Sternchen its stomping ground. The reason for the move will be clear to all once they hit the doors, literally a stone’s throw from the iconic Kino International near Alexanderplatz: the location, a one-time thespians’ hangout already steeped in its own history, has clearly been waiting for this moment. This place wants to be, and [DL8] is the ticket make it happen.
1001 nights at the cinema, all in eleven days, films like you forgot or maybe never knew they could be made, films that will change the colour of your eyes and thoughts… on-beat, offbeat and everything between. Kenton Turk
Tuesday, September 27th 2011 @ Auditorium Parco della Musica – Teatro Studio10:30 p.m.
Director: Roy Bava Italy 2011, 100’ (Leader Film Company for RTI – Mediaset)
Angela Wyler asks police chief Valerio Strada to find Christine, her twin who she hasn’t heard in two years and who had a stormy relationship with the officer years back. The directorial debut of Roy Bava, Lamberto’s son and Mario’s nephew. With Daniele Pecci, Erica Durance, Thomas Arana and Veronica Lazar.
The cast will be attending the screening.*
* due to a scheduling conflict Erica Durance won’t be attending the event.
It’s all about the Sin Cities of the 21st century. The Roaring Twenties were wild with naughty cabaret and feverish decadence. But what do Sin Cities look like today? We are challenging filmmakers all over the world to capture the influence of present-day Sin Cities on culture and everyday life, on personal dreams, secret longings and mortal fears. An acclaimed jury of hit songwriters, academy award winners and nominees, film and music video directors, actors, record label and film executives will decide on the finalists and winners of the Jury Award. The finalists will be promoted via an international social media campaign to determine the audience award winner. Don’t miss this unique and unforgettable opportunity…
The deadline for entries is October 7, 2011.
PRIZES:Audience Award - €5,000 • Jury Awards - First place €5,000 and four films €1,000 each
JURY:Guy Chambers • Rita Flügge-Timm • Florian Gallenberger • Thekla Reuten • Volker Schlöndorff • Philipp Stölzl • Paul Verhoeven • Eike Wolf • Rolf Zehetbauer
Artception of the Day: London-based comedy artist Charlotte Young’s “artist’s statement” is a brutally honest excoriation of self-described “artists” tucked inside a thoughtful exploration of self-mockery as an artistic medium wrapped around a necessary critique of pretension as an art world fulcrum floating in perfume served in a man’s hat.
Ghita Loebenstein and Keith Deverell from Melbourne met us on a flying visit in Berlin.
Ghita is the driving force beyond Speakeasy Cinema, a like-minded spot that crosses a big screen with a dive bar, a cafe and a creative studio. It’s inspired partly by Austin’s Alamo Drafthouses, partly by the best of Melbourne’s lo-fi drinking dens, and partly by the risk-everything attitude of 1920s saloon keep Mary Louise Cecilia “Texas” Guinan, who had never heard of a cup holder. It’s not illegal, but it is worth keeping to yourself.
Launched in 2009, Speakeasy screens at various locations around Melbourne’s inner city. The program is focused on the weird, the wonderful and the hard-to-find, sometimes screening titles that don’t make it to local cinemas at all. In the vaudeville spirit of the speakeasy, you might also catch a director Q&A, a short film or, if you’re early, a spot on Texas Guinan’s knee. In short, the place to be.
Keith is an Australian/UK artist and designer whose work spans video art, sound/image installation and performance. Together with Sue McCauley he established the arts studio Greyspace. They produce installation works, sound and image performances, and collaborative community-based projects, In their work together, they explore forms of networked video, installation, and collaboration.