22 Apr 2016, Institut fuer Zukunft – GEGENkino & Cry Baby present: DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

It’s April Fool’s Day – only this is for real!

We will team up IfZ and the Cry Baby crew for this year’s GEGENkino and bring you a night full of love, lust and luscious lascivities with a whole bunch of illustruous guests. Check the details below!

22 Apr 2016, Institut fuer Zukunft – GEGENkino & Cry Baby present: DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

Information about the ticket pre-sale will be online soon.

GEGENkino & Cry Baby (Institut fuer Zukunft) present DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE—this stands for two different things this night: the party motto and the title of the new film by Yony Leyser being screened. Ezra, an US-American writer, comes to Berlin. Because of David Bowie. Here, he meets Sasha, a Russian immigrant working as an escort. Both of them are drifting through the queer subculture and the excessive underground of the city, doing their job or seeking. With its many playgrounds for marginalised cultures, the city of Berlin becomes the main character of the film. Afterwards, following the film screening and a Q&A with director Yony Leyser, we make room under the main floor dome of IfZ to present an after-show line up that will hit you like a wrecking ball. We are bringing out a heavy-hitting special guest (surprise!) and a program to satisfy both your disco playground and forward-thinking electronic needs. As a producer, singer, performer and visual artist, L.A.’s Abyss X is inspired by CGI art and future club music. Her honest lyrics and soulful voice blend seamlessly with catchy and complex neo-pop beats, creating her own energizing style of R’n’B. The Berlin-based newcomer Ziur’s rippling, cavernous compositions resemble the playful and neurotic daydreams of a club serial killer. Just coming off a European tour with Peaches late last year, they will surely be an act to watch out for in 2016.

22 Apr, 9 pm – Filmscreening: Desire Will Set You Free
(DE 2015, D: Yony Leyser, A: Yony Leyser, Tim Fabian Hoffmann, Chloe Griffin, 92’, OV with German subtitles, BluRay)
Director Yony Leyser will be present.

[There will be a re-screening of the film on May 1, 9:30pm at Schaubühne Lindenfels, especially for those who can’t make it to the first screening since it might overlap with our screening at GRASSI Museum the same day.]

11 pm – After-Screening-Party:
~ Special Guest DJ-Set ~
Abyss X (S H A M E) – live
Ziúr (Boo Hoo)
Zacker (No No No!)
CAST +BBE (Cry Baby)

Film & Party: 15 euros (Party only: 15 euros)