Thursday, 9 September
Darkroom (outdoor screening, weather permitting)
NOTE: The film will be screened without the director, who couldn't travel to Amsterdam due to corona measures.
In many circles, the name of Rosa von Praunheim evokes a kind of mythological legend. Since the late 1960s he has been one of the leading figures of independent German cinema and the underground cultural scene,
having knocked out over 150 films. In West Berlin his flamboyant spirit and wild confrontational aesthetics helped create the unique counter-culture that defined that city during its heydays of the seventies and eighties. Rosa’s films center on the lives of outsiders, uncompromising individuals who don’t fit any paradigm or social system. He has followed his unique artistic vision exploring both fiction and documentary, often fusing the two together. His films can switch from biting realism to dreamily surreal sequences. As a public personality, Rosa stands out for for his colorful antics, but is also respected for his more serious work as an activist in the queer liberation movement. His stances on controversial issues were often unorthodox, influencing LGBTIQ issues worldwide.
On this evening Rosa will grace our city with a visit and screen his most recent movie DARKROOM at the Goethe. Following this visit, Cavia will host three days of movies by Rosa, creating a mini-retrospective of his legacy.
doors open 19:30 * You can make a reservation here: info-amsterdam *a* goethe.de * 5 euros
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