We have good new and bad news. Since the completion of Cheryl Dunn’s Everybody Street she and the distribution company Mercury Media have received a lot of interest from film festivals and have decided to hold off on public screenings until after the festival circuit. The film looks amazing and could do quite well so we wish the best of luck to Cheryl Dunn. This is good news for Cheryl but bad news for us as we now have to postpone our screening until a later date. The good news is that we are putting together a replacement screening of short films and documentaries all based on street photography. In place of Everybody Street Cheryl Dunn has offered Mobile Kino a 10min feature on the film to include in the new program. Also included we have stories and interviews with Vivian Maier, Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Davidson, Ricky Powell and many more. This will be an amazing event taking place later in the month so stay tuned to Mobile Kino for more information.
Monday we continue with a replacement film called BLANK CITY.
Cheap rent, cheap drugs and plenty of artists. It has been an over used cliché a for many Berliners to compare New York in the 70s and 80s to today’s Berlin. But how true is it and how much do know about the art movements that came from one of the most creative periods in the city’s history? This week Mobile Kino presents BLANK CITY a new documentary exploring the ‘No Wave’ film and music scene that grew out of New York in the late 70’s. Director Céline Danhier’s interviewees Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Wild Style’s Charlie Ahearn, Lydia Lunch, Nick Zedd and many more.
Date: Monday 19th of August 2013
Cinema: Urban Spree (Revaler Str. 99)
Language: English with German Subtitles
Entry from: 19:00
Film starts: 21:45
“BLANK CITY tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. From the late 1970’s through the mid 80’s, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today.
Directed by French newcomer Céline Danhier, BLANK CITY weaves together an oral history of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements through compelling interviews with the luminaries who began it all. Featured players include acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and John Waters, actor-writer-director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, photographer Richard Kern as well as Amos Poe, James Nares, Eric Mitchell, Susan Seidelman, Beth B, Scott B, Charlie Ahearn and Nick Zedd. Fittingly, the soundtrack includes: Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Contortions, The Bush Tetras, Sonic Youth and many more.”