le_redacteur | Wednesday September 16th, 2009
Online film haven
Welcome to realeyz.tv, the new Berlin-based web community for film buffs that allows you to invite your friends to watch a whole alternative array of feature films and documentaries online whenever you desire – you choose the time, it’s yours for 24 hours. The selection is mostly indie and political stuff, with a growing Berlin section. Current online favourites include Berlin Analog, about street musicians here in the Bundeshauptstadt; The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, about an Afghan refugee family that is forced to live in caves after the war; and New Punk Cinema in the form of Night Lunch, which follows Bowie et al. in 1970s New York City. The excellent Berlin team from One World Film Festival is behind it, so you can be sure of the quality of the selection. The site also boasts a vibrant online community, where you can discuss your passion with other aficionados (besides your friends): simply make an open invite for a film and wait for another person to join in. All language versions are available, and yes, dear reader – you can stop, fast forward and rewind at will throughout the whole film.
Source: James Brown, EXBERLINER #75, September 2009