Screenings and talks at the New York Goethe: West Berlin 1980s Print
Thursday, 17 September 2009 16:55

attachment09/21/09 - 09/24/09  7:00 pm
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street  New York, NY 10003
All films in English or in German with English subtitles
Free admission
Tel.: +1-212-439-8700
Curated and presented by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus and Florian Wüst.
Special guest: Keith Sanborn.
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In the decade before the fall of the Berlin Wall, a vast number of films were produced in and about West Berlin dealing with the ambivalent realities of the enclosed city.

Where images lived a special life amidst the deadlock of socialist and capitalist ideologies that materialized nowhere else as spectacularly as they did in the divided city, an idiosyncratic crossover movement of music, performance, art and super-8 developed. For many young filmmakers, super-8 facilitated the production of low-cost and truly independent films. The technical limitations of the medium embodied a strong means of spontaneity and purposeful dilettantism, while super-8 was easy to distribute and show in underground cinemas, clubs and cafes.

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