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B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin (1979-1989)
Followed by Free Concert with Westbam

US Premiere

German Currents 2015
Saturday, October 24th 2015, 8:30pm
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
German and English with English Subtitles
Info: +1 323 5253388
germancurrents@goethe.de


Screening of B-Movie followed by free Concert with Westbam
All ticketholders have priority admission to attend the concert following the film at the Egyptian Theatre.

Germany (2015), 92 min. DCP Projection
Director: Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange,
Miriam Dehne   
Screenplay: Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange
  
Cinematography: Till Vielrose
Cast: Mark Reeder
Producers: Jörg A. Hoppe, Christoph Post
Production Company: DEF Media/Berlin, in co-production with Interzone Pictures/Hamburg, Scenes From/Berlin

An Essay-Film narrated by producer and musician Mark Reeder, B-MOVIE is a fast-paced collage of unreleased film and TV footage, photos, and original interviews compiled by Hoppe, Maeck, and Lange and dramatized scenes that illustrate Reeder’s account of the music, art and chaos in West Berlin of the 1980s.
The walled-in city, which became a cultural inter-zone and creative melting pot for avant-garde sub- and pop- culture unlike anywhere else in Europe, attracted “brilliant dilettantes,” squatters, artists, musicians, and world famous celebrities alike.
Reeder left Manchester, England for Berlin in 1979 and soon found himself at the center of this dynamic cultural hub, meeting and often working with legendary bands and artists.

Including interviews and archival footage from Joy Division, Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), Die Toten Hosen, Nick Cave, Gudrun Gut, Die Aerzte, Nena, Christiane F. and Westbam, B-movie offers an intimate portrait of the constantly changing cultural constellations of the city, from the Geniale Dilletanten, to the Love Parade, and ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

In Person: Director Klaus Maeck and DJ Westbam
The $15.- ticket includes admission to B-Movie: Lust and Sound in Berlin AND the after party concert in the Egyptian courtyard featuring Westbam !


B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin (1979-1989) - Official Trailer from scenes from on Vimeo.

Tickets:
$15.- All Audiences

Select Awards:
Heiner Carow Prize of the DEFA Foundation 2015

Klaus Maeck started out in the entertainment industry publishing and distributing independent German music worldwide and managing bands such as Einstürzende Neubauten.
In 2003 he co-founded corazón International with director Fatih Akin and produced his next five award-winning films as well as those of other directors.
In 2013 he founded his new film production company Interzone Pictures.

Jörg A. Hoppe began working in the music industry in the 1970’s and set up his own label in West Berlin. After working as a moderator for various music broadcasters, he founded MME Film & TV together with Christoph Post, concentrating on music shows and events.
Hoppe was the initiator and founding shareholder of the music broadcaster VIVA.

Heiko Lange was born in 1976. After studying Sport Sciences, he began working as a director, writer and producer for TV shows, TV documentaries and music videos.
In 2011, he founded the Scenes From production company.
His award-winning films include: The Noise of Cairo (2011) and B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin (2015).

World Sales:
Celsius Entertainment
 CelsiusEntertainment.com

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