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Mobile Kino presents: This Ain’t California

Mobile Kino presents:

This Ain’t California

A documentary on the skateboarding subculture in East Berlin during the 80’s

1463610_643131632405730_2020661477_nIn 90 minutes, we see the GDR more sharply, more clearly: the skater subculture shows that not all was grey-on-grey and drab clouds of Trabant fumes. This Wildfremd production (Ronald Vietz & Michael Schöbel) by director Martin Persiel takes original clips of the “wheel-board-riders” – straight out of the East German scene in the 80s – and mixes it with animations and reencounters with the protagonists today. It is not just a well thought out story on its own – this film also raises the aesthetic bar. “Skating as freedom” is one of the leitmotifs of this film. Skating “without pressure to be better than someone else,” as one of the main characters puts it, became the goal in hindsight, or, said downright harshly, “the desire for freedom turned lifestyle”. Unbelievable, if not for the simple fact that this Californian fun could find its expression in the GDR.

(c) official site – www.thisaintcalifornia.de

Language: German with English Subtitles

Tickets: 4 EUR

Film starts: 20:30

Film Length: 90mins

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Details

Date:
18th November 2013
Time:
20:30
Cost:
€4

Venue

Untitled

Organizer

Mobile Kino
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/174808319382793/