Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Die Beunruhigung (Apprehension)

Domingo, 19 Mayo

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Die Beunruhigung (Apprehension)

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Doors open at 20.00, Jeffrey's intro and film start at 20.30
DIE BEUNRUHIGUNG  1982 (Apprehension) Directed by Lothar Warneke 100 minutes In German with English subtitles

These days we have such a prejudiced view of the former East Bloc, as if it was totally a one-sided thing that never changed, and in our arrogance, we demonize it without the slightest idea what we are talking about. Believe it or not, in the former East Germany there was an effort to make a cinema that was free of propaganda - both the so-called 'Soviet realism' of Russia, but also the fake romantic propaganda of Hollywood. And in two areas the East German cinema thematically excelled - they were 'anti-war' and 'pro-women.' So in the GDR there was an entire genre exploring the real-life situation of women. By contrast, in the so-called "democratic" west women were mostly relegated to side roles in movies - often as secretaries or housewives or love interests. Today we have female super-hero films, but they are as ridiculous as the former roles, and are about as empowering as a shot of arsenic. Because of the recent 'me too' movement, there have been a few more films highlighting the female situation... but they don't hold a candle to what was happening in East Germany 40 years ago.

What is this film about? It doesn't have a huge overarching story, but rather focuses more on a specific situation. Our main character Inge is a mid-thirties social worker and a single mother, magnificently portrayed by actress Christine Schorn. She is told she has breast cancer, possibly malignant. The entire film is about her thoughts and emotions, her conversations and behavior. It is based on an autobiographical novel by the popular GDR writer Helga Schubert. The style is stripped-down, allowing real discussions to occur about real things. In a way, this film is like a cinematic detox session that cuts the audience off from all spectacle, cheap tricks and quick thrills. Personally, I found it exhilarating. It's a biting flick, made even more heart-wrenching by its unsentimentality, and Its documentary-like edge also makes it valuable as a poignant document of East Berlin in 1981.

Fecha y hora: 

Domingo, 19 Mayo, 2019 - De 20:30 hasta 23:30


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Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam
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Ruta e indicaciones: 

Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Pretoriusstraat, 1 minute walk


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Joe's Garage es un centro social okupa, un punto de encuentro para okupas y no okupas en el barrio llamado Transvaal del Este de Amsterdam. Tras el desalojo del local de Pretoriusstraat 28 en el 2008, Joe's Garage volvió a abrir sus puertas en el edificio de enfrente, en Pretoriusstraat 43.


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horario de apertura: 

Lunes: 19h Cocina Volkseten Vegazulu
Martes: 20.00 - 21.30 Oficina de okupación, Kraakspreekuur
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El programa semanal es generalmente de domingo a jueves en varios locales del circuito underground / autónomo. En algunos sitios las proyecciones son todas las semanas el mismo día, en otras son mensuales o quincenales. Véase Cinemanita, Cinema Derive, Cine Interzone, Blue Rascal Cinema, Spinema, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema, etc..