Interview with Rosa von Praunheim

     |    Monday July 4th, 2016

An edited version of this interview appeared in Exberliner Magazine (April 2015) to coincide with the theatrical release of his most recent film TOUGH LOVE and an accompanying ten film homage at Berlin’s Lichtblick cinema. Without filmmaker and (recent Bundesverdienstkreuz recipient) Rosa von Praunheim’s gamechanging films and controversial media interventions – he practically invented the 

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Dueling Music Videos: RM486 vs. Übermorgen

     |    Sunday September 27th, 2015  |     3

Perusing Social Media this weekend yielded two clips for electronica acts that deal with identity, gender and the pleasure of mise-en-scène. Rose McGowan, actress (“Grindhouse: Planet Terror”, “Scream”, “The Doom Generation”) director and vocal critic of gender inequality in Hollywood (bless ‘er), is consolidating the music career she has been pursuing as a sideline with 

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Berlin Art Film Festival, Now Al Fresco

     |    Friday July 3rd, 2015  |     2

December 2014 saw the maiden edition of an interesting addition to city’s festival landscape – the Berlin Art Film Festival. Brainchild of “Still in Berlin” blogger Mary Scherpe and journalist-curator Toby Ashraf, the festival showcased films that present unusual images of the city. Another unique feature is the curatorial concept that did not bow to 

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Berlinale 2015 (2): Frauenpower

     |    Friday February 13th, 2015

Starke Frauen in extremen Situationen hatte Berlinale-Chef Dieter Kosslick für das diesjährige Festival angekündigt. Und es gibt sie: Diven in Historienfilmen, die in exquisiter Garderobe vor Naturgewalten agieren, dabei aber vor allem als Charakterdarstellerinnen anerkannt werden wollen. Aber auch mutige, tragische Heldinnen, die gesellschaftlichen Zwängen ausgesetzt sind und sie mehr oder weniger erfolgreich bekämpfen, hat 

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