Berlin Art Film Festival – Take 2

     |    Friday, der 4. December 2015  |     12

The second edition of the Berlin Art Film Festival cheerfully disregards the tyranny of the premiere to assemble a selection of works old and new on “poetry, politics and porn“, as the festival motto boldly proclaims. The program not so much dissects the hot button topics of the day – although that function is certainly 

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Drama Queen: Kerstin Cmelka Presents Her Media Art Series „Mikrodramen“ at Berlin’s Lichtblick Cinema

     |    Friday, der 27. November 2015  |     5

While artist-filmmaker Kerstin Cmelka is prepping her latest opus „Animals“ (featuring her partner in crime, the Berlin-based Renaissance man Mario Mentrup), Cmelka will provide a rare opportunity to see her multimedia series “Mikrodramen“ on Saturday, November 28, 20:15 at the Lichtblick cinema in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district. “Mikrodramen” is an ongoing collection of live and 

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Dreamcatcher by Kim Longinotto

     |    Tuesday, der 24. November 2015  |     8

A car glides through the light-drenched city streets of Chicago; together with an almost subliminal electronic score the twinkling headlights and street lamps create a woozily hyperreal atmosphere, like the state of heightened awareness between waking and dreaming. This introduction to “Dreamcatcher”, the latest documentary by veteran filmmaker Kim Longinotto, sets the stage for a 

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Bright Blue Gorilla: Now Crowdfunding!

     |    Wednesday, der 18. November 2015  |     9

As the nights grow longer and the temperatures are finally beginning to drop, globetrotting minstrel-moviemakers Bright Blue Gorilla have settled in the cozy Prenzlauer Berg indoors for postproduction of opus no. 6, „Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee“. Summer saw shooting Tuscany and Milan as well as in our fair city (realeyz reported). To edit, colorgrade and polish 

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25th Cottbus Film Festival

     |    Thursday, der 5. November 2015  |     5

Until Sunday, November 8th, the city of Cottbus is at the center of the (not only) Eastern European film world with the 25th Cottbus Film Festival. The city in southeastern Brandenburg’s Lausitz region, near the German-Polish border and situated in an area populated by the Slavic Sorb minority, is a geographically and culturally ideal location 

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