Against the Current – Berlinale Talent Campus Spotlight
One of the unique aspects of the Berlin International Film Festival is the Berlinale Talent Campus, a sort of residency for young, promising filmmakers to work on their projects. This week a selection of shorts and full-length feature films by Talent Campus alumni are being shown at Berlin’s Kino Arsenal. Several screen in their original English language version, or with English subtitles.
Location: Arsenal, Institute for Film and Video Arts, Potsdamer Strasse 2
Times: Friday, April 1 – Thursday, April 7
Phone: 030 26955 100
More Information: www.berlinale-talentcampus.de
Frédéric Acquaviva – Le Disque
“It’s a world of laughter a world of tears,” it’s also a world of harpsichord, vocals, and electronic music. French composer Frédéric Acquaviva has created an eight-part recording that will be played in eight different cities around the world, beginning Friday night at 5pm GMT (that’s 6pm for us here in Germany) and Berlin is one of them. The eight-hour event takes place at the Friedrichshain gallery Complice.
Location: Complice, Bänschstrasse 20
Times: Friday, April 1, 6pm-1:40am
More Information: www.e-complice.de
Ensemble Adapter – Synchronizing Berlin-Hong Kong
Synchronisation seems to be a theme this week. Berlin’s Ensemble Adapter and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble play new works together by composers Paul Friedrich Frick and LAM Lai in their respective cities this weekend. But how, you might be wondering, can these two groups play together when they’re thousands of kilometres apart? A little thing called the World Wide Web facilitates.
Location: Dock 11, Kastanienallee 79
Times: Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 8pm
Phone: 030 4481 222
More Information: www. dock11-berlin.de
David Cronenberg – The Brood
An unconventional psychologist, a gang of mutant children, and an institutionalized wife. The Brood is classic Cronenberg. Fans should head to the Cologne Film House Wednesday night when the 1979 sci-fi thriller is shown as part the Kino’s “Something Weird Cinema” series.
Location: Kölner Filmhaus, Maybachstrasse 111
Times: Wednesday, April 6, 9:30pm
Tickets: 0221 99 20 93 71
More Information: www.koelnerfilmhaus.de
From There Out – New Art from Belgium
Mingle with some Belgians Friday night in Cologne. Galerie Nagel’s new exhibition features 14 artists from this fabled land of waffles and Chimay.
Location: Galerie Christian Nagel, Richard-Wagner-Strasse 28
Times: Friday, April 1, 7-10pm (Opening); Tuesday – Friday, 11am-6pm, Saturday, 11am-4pm; through June 4 (Regular Hours)
Phone: 0221 257 0591
More Information: www.galerie-nagel.de
Expressionism in the Rhine-Main Realm
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann and Alexej von Jawlensky are counted among the heroes of expressionist painting. Frankfurt’s Museum Giersch features works by these pioneers as well as 56 other artists who were active in the Rhine-Main region between 1908 and 1944, in their a new exhibition, which begins Sunday.
Location: Museum Giersch, Schaumainkai 83
Times: Tuesday – Thursday, noon-7pm; Friday, noon-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm; April 3 – July 17
Phone: 069 6 33 04 128
More Information: www.museum-giersch.de
Hyun-Sook Song – Pictures and Paper Works
Hyun-Sook Song, who was born in Korea and studied at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg, titles her paintings based on the number of brush strokes that swept across the canvas in the process of creating them. Stop by the opening of a new exhibition at Galerie Gabriele Von Loeper Thursday, to see her pictures and paper works.
Location: Galerie Gabriele von Loeper, Eppendorfer Landstrasse 44
Times: Thursday, March 31, 8-9:30pm (Opening); Tuesday and Thursday, 1-7pm; Saturday, noon-3pm; through June 30 (Regular Hours)
Phone: 040 45 32 92
More Information: www.galerie-vonloeper.de
Jazz Lines Festival
Jazz Lines, one of Germany’s most fun festivals for new and improvised music continues through Sunday in Munich. See Beat Furrer conduct the Munich Chamber Ensemble through Lutaslawski, or watch a film portrait of jazz guitarist Fred Frith, Thursday night. On Friday, pianist Bojan Z takes the stage at Muffathalle, followed by a performance of The Adventures of Prince Achmed, an extraordinary silhouette film with live music.
Times: Runs through Sunday, April 3
Tickets: 0180 54 81 81 81
More Information: www.jazzlines.de
Chateau Flight and Benjamin Roeder
DJs Gilbert Cohen (Gilb’R)and Nicolas Chaix (I:Cube) merge their varying influences and styles to create an irresistible amalgam of disco, house, dub, and straight up beautiful beats. Hit the dance floor at Bob Beaman Club Friday when the French duo man the decks for a three-hour back to back set with Benjamin Roeder.
Location: Bob Beaman Music Club, Gabelsbergerstrasse 4
Times: Friday, April 1, 11pm
Phone: 0177 254 74 76
More Information: www.bobbeamanclub.com
Munich Book Show Junior
Kids can hear readings and lectures by renowned authors and illustrators, go on literary excursions, and take workshops on editing and publishing this week in Munich. Drop your little readers off at the Munich City Museum where they’ll encounter a vast world of children’s literature at the Munich Book Show Junior.
Location: Münchner Stadtmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz
Times: Runs through Sunday, April 3
More Information: www.buecherschau-junior.de