Berlin Art Film Festival – Take 2

     |    Friday December 4th, 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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25th Cottbus Film Festival

     |    Thursday November 5th, 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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Schlingensief 55

     |    Saturday October 24th, 2015  |     10

Over five years ago, on August 21, 2015, pathbreaking film and theater director Christoph Schlingensief died of cancer. His controversial work had evolved steadily over 30 years. Schlingensief first became known with a film practice that strived to create Germany’s own “cinema of trangression”, not by emulating the mid-80s New York ‘school’ of the same 

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7th Arsenal Summer School August 27 – 29, 2015 – Registration Deadline August 15

     |    Wednesday August 12th, 2015  |     1

The 7th annual Arsenal Summer School will explore shifts in cinema as a a theoretical concept and cultural practice. And expand beyond downtown Potsdamer Platz into the working class, semi-bohemian district of Wedding. In addition to the Arsenal cinema at Potsdamer Platz, the Summer School will also add a second location, the silent green Kulturquartier 

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