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SAT 26 - Shhhh! SILENT PARTY! (Kreuzköllnale Film Fest opening)
Posted February 23rd, 2011 - 1:34 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
A tribute to the early days of cinema, the Kreuzköllnale Film Festival throws a silent party.

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SATURDAY 26 - 8pm
screenings + live music + live acting + mime body painting - speaking


The entire program will be available soon. A little poem for the moment:

Isn’t that the way of things - where is Carthage now, the Dodo?
In archives in America, Japan & Russia there are as many feet of nitrate film dissolving as there are bones in the catacombs of Paris.
Of one hundred thousand silent films, eighty percent are as lost to us as the dust our grand-parents returned to.
So why do I care? Because my mother went deaf, because I am tired after years of talk-talk-talk-talking.
Because as a child, I once rode the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower where, like God, I looked down & saw the whole world at my feet- rendered not motionless, but silent.
~ abstract from Jesse Lee Kercheval's Cinema Muto

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The Kreuzköllnale Film Festival gathers a restricted audience of movie freaks for a series of screenings around Kreuzberg and Neukölln.

Berlin local scene is kicking things up in the aftermath of the Berlinale. For two weeks, local bars and private flats team up to bring back this little something bigger events lack - a soul, an edge, call it whatever you like.
An official selection composed of talented young directors will be competing for the Kreuzköllnale glorious award, while our dedicated team will entertain you with obscure movies grouped in XXX categories.
Every event will feature one short movie from the official competition, followed by a talk with the director, a public vote and the screening of an off-competition movie. Films in competition will also be shown altogether during one frantic night.

Now let's talk about ceremonies.
A tribute to the early days of cinema, a silent party will open the Kreuzköllnale. Imagine you're in one of those mute films the time of a night, invent new ways of communicating. Use props. Mime. Dress up as one - make up will be available on the spot. Enjoy our soft soundtrack and live acts. Your Mum will host this unique evening.
The closing ceremony will be the occasion to thank distribute wonderful shiny awards, greet each others and exchange cinema-related pleasantries. You don't want to miss that either.


MEETING DETAILS:
FROM: February 26th, 2011 - 8:00 pm

LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=106046

LOCATION: Germany - Berlin - Berlin
ADDRESS: YOUR MUM - Sanderstraße 18 - ground floor, on the street