Join us for the screening of the documentary Solar Mama on May 27th at Urban Spree. If the weather allows us, this screening will take place outdoor.
“Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border.
She is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate grandmothers from around the world are trained in 6 months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters.
Even when she returns as the first female solar engineer in the country, her real challenge will have just begun.
Will she find support for her new venture? Will she be able to inspire the other women in the village to join her and change their lives? And most importantly, will she be able to re-wire the traditional minds of the Bedouin community that stand in her way?”
More about The Barefoot College:
Open Air Screening
***IF IT STARTS TO RAIN WE MOVE THE SCREENING INSIDE***
Iconic punk singer and feminist Kathleen Hanna is one of the most outspoken and famous feminist of the 90s. As the lead singer of the band Bikini Kill and Le Tigre and founder of the riot grrrl movement she certainly earned her reputation. In 2005, to her fans’ disappointment, Kathleen Hanna took a break from music and activism but has now returned with The Julie Ruin. To pay tribute to Kathleen Hanna as well as her new band The Julie Ruin and their German tour, we are screening the documentary “The Punk Singer”.
“Through 20 years of archival footage* and intimate interviews with Hanna, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.”
More information about Kathleen Hanna and The Punk Singer: www.thepunksinger.com
Venue: Urban Spree
Feature film: 21:30
“EVERYTHING AMAZING – NOBODY HAPPY” was the title of Julia Benz‘ first solo show in Berlin at the Urban Spree Galerie in December 2013.
The artistic challenge the exhibition represented (creating a large-scale and ambitious Triptychon) triggered an urge for Julia to document the whole process. The opportunity came at a right time in her life and career, a time where she decided to undergo a “mise à nu”, unveiling personal moments, capturing her doubts, fears, hopes & joy.
The painting process was documented and filmed by the übertalented team of Editude Pictures (Andreas Lamoth & Frederic Leitzke). The outcome is a condensed chronicle of the weeks of artistic tension escalating into the vernissage, a 2-week intense period in which we share the life and intimacy of the artist.
Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.
Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival 2003
Andrew Jarecki | USA | 2003 | 107 mins
Meet Big and Little Edie Beale—high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. An impossibly intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, Albert and David Maysles’s 1976 Grey Gardens quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.
Ellen Hovde, Albert & David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | USA | 1975 | 94 mins
This clandestinely made documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (OFFSIDE, THE CIRCLE). While appealing his sentence – six years in prison and a 20-year ban from filmmaking – fellow director Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (Lady of the Roses) visits Mr. Panahi at his Tehran apartment and films him talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, reflecting on the art of filmmaking, meeting some of his neighbors and even interacting with an inquisitive iguana.
Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Iran | 2011 | 75 mins