|    Wednesday May 21st, 2014

Now that the sun is finally showing its face in Berlin, it’s a perfect time to explore the city’s many estuaries. The river Spree is Berlin’s signature river, as it flows through the city center and connects the outlying districts in west and east. It also lent Berlin it’s nickname “Spree-Athen” or Athens by the 

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Stories We Tell – Sarah Polley’s Family Fact and Fiction

     |    Monday March 17th, 2014

Canadian actress-director Sarah Polley has appeared in over 40 films since her debut at age four in the Disney flick “One Magic Christmas” (1983). She has worked with compatriot directors Atom Egoyan (“Exotica”, “The Sweet Hereafter”), David Cronenberg (“eXistenZ”) and Don McKellar (“Last Night”, “The Event”) as well as top U.S. and European filmmakers such 

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Happy Birthday, Harun Farocki.

     |    Thursday January 9th, 2014

Acclaimed filmmaker and media artist Harun Farocki turns 70 today. Based in Berlin, he was born in Novy Jicin (then Neutitschein) in the Nazi protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia (today Czech Republic). An acute sense of history and how it is mediated through photography and moving images informs Farocki’s work – over 90 essay films, documentaries and 

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achtung berlin – new berlin film award: Roundup Part 2

     |    Thursday May 2nd, 2013

by Andrew Horn There is a sub genre of documentary films where a filmmaker goes on a quest for a parent or important figure in his/her life only to be rebuffed, disappointed, or otherwise hit a dead end, turning the film into a portrait of the filmmaker rather than the attempted subject. We’ve seen it 

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How The Past Matters

     |    Wednesday February 6th, 2013

Man, talk about being right on the sweet spot of the news: 24 hours after last week’s post came out the media was abuzz with stories about the manuscripts of Timbuktu, and now that a little time has passed, it appears that there were some losses, but things aren’t as dire as we’d heard. The 

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