EXHIBITION / BOOK PRESENTATION: HERRRRREINSPAZIERT AND FILM SCREENING: “WAXWORKS” WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
The first day of our 3 day festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the “Film City Weißensee”!
In the 1920’s, this now nearly forgotten neighborhood was once Berlin’s cultural hotspot, named “Little Hollywood”, as artists like Fritz Lang and Marlene Dietrich were making the films that established German Cinema as an international artistic movement.
The program includes an exhibition, a silent film screening, live music, and “Absinth Aperitiv Soiree”, a specially crafted cabaret evening as a hommage to 1920’s Berlin!
An event from the municipal district office of Pankow from Berlin, the office of further education and culture – Museum Pankow in collaboration with Per Aspera Productions
19:30: EXHIBITION / BOOK PRESENTATION: HERRRRREINSPAZIERT
This exhibition looks at four chapters in the history of the film location Weissensee between 1913 and 1929 as well as the beginnings of cinematography and focuses on film productions of the expressionist movement, as well as epic films including “THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI (1919/20),” THE SPIDER ” (1919) and “THE INDIAN TOMB” (1921).
20:30 FILM SCREENING: “WAXWORKS” WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
“Das Wachsfigurenkabinet” (Waxworks) is a 1924 German silent film directed by Paul Leni. Although often credited as a horror film, it goes through several genres including fantasy adventure, and historical film through its various episodes visiting Caliph of Baghdad, Ivan the Terrible, and Jack the Ripper.
The live accompaniment by Gregor Graciano is being improvised specifically for this event.
Festival Pass (all 3 events): 25€
And check out our other events:
Friday, Dec. 6: Swing & Vintage Film
Saturday, Dec. 7: Absinth Aperitif Soiree