Edit Film Culture! Festival

What is the significance of writing about film, whether in print or online, to the constitution of artistic communities today? Talks by scholars and filmmakers will draw out the relevance of Film Culture and the constellation of interdisciplinary arts events and institutions within its orbit for thinking about the development of contemporary film cultures in various localities. Harun Farocki Institut will present a so far unpublished issue of the magazine Filmkritik on the occasion of the festival.

In an opening night concert, Gina D'Orio and Susanne Sachsse with Robin Behling and Anton Garber will edit selected texts from Film Culture magazine in a mad, moody music performance. There will also be a rare concert featuring a solo set by Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore, followed by an 11-piece band of Jonas Mekas's friends and longtime collaborators who will provide a live soundtrack to Mekas's most recent feature film OUTTAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN.

With Ale Bachlechner, Erika Balsom, Didi Cheeka, Cinema Poetica, Mónica Delgado, desistfilm, Gina D'Orio, Suliman Mohamed Ibrahim Elnour, Tamer El Said, Corry Elyda, Vinzenz Hediger, Shai Heredia, Anne König, Anuj Malhotra, Kalani Michell, Abhishek Nilamber, Bert Rebhandl, Susanne Sachsse, Juan A. Suárez, Amy Taubin, Hiroko Tasaka, Yvonne Zimmermann and many more. 

July 5 – 8, silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin


Th 5 July - Su 8 July
Performances every day by Ale Bachlechner (Cologne)
Th 5 July
07:00 pm
Opening The festival begins with the opening of an exhibition and installation in the spaces of Savvy Contemporary. The exhibition, curated by...
Th 5 July
09:00 pm
Edit Film Culture! A Concert!Gina D'Orio and Susanne Sachsse with Robin Behling and Anton Garber
Fr 6 July
02:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Presentations, Talks, Discussions, Filmswith/by Didi Cheeka (Lagos), Karola Gramann (Frankfurt/Main), Vinzenz Hediger (Frankfurt/Main), Anne König (Leipzig), Jonas Mekas (New York), Barbara Rubin (New York), Heide Schlüpmann (Frankfurt/Main), Amy Taubin (New York), Yvonne Zimmermann (Marburg), Mark Webber (London)
Fr 6 July
08:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Special Screening: Christmas on Earth by Barbara Rubin with Anne König, Chuck Smith and Jonas Mekas / Berlin premiere of BARBARA RUBIN AND THE EXPLODING NY UNDERGROUND Chuck Smith USA 2018
Sa 7 July
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
Presentations, Talks, Discussions, Films with/by Suliman Mohamed Ibrahim Elnour (Khartoum), Haytham El-Wardany (Berlin), Mohamed A. Gawad (Cairo), Harun Farocki Institut (Berlin), Kalani Michell (Frankfurt/Main), Juan A. Suárez (Murcia)
Sa 7 July
08:00 pm
Thurston Moore / Jonas Mekas & FriendsConcerts presented by Lithuanian Culture Institute
Su 8 July
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Presentations, Talks, Discussions, Filmswith/by Erika Balsom (London), Phil Collins (Wuppertal/Berlin), Monica Delgado (Lima), Corry Elyda (Jakarta), Heinz Emigholz (Berlin), Ulrich Gregor (Berlin), Martin Grennberger (Stockholm), Birgit Hein (Berlin), Shai Heredia (Bangalore), Anuj Malhotra (Noida), Kamila Metwaly (Berlin), Abhishek Nilamber (Berlin), José Sarmiento-Hinojosa (Lima), Hiroko Tasaka (Tokyo), Bert Rebhandl (Berlin), Sophie Charlotte Rieger (Berlin)