15.09.22 | WE ALL DIE, THE MAIN THING HOWEVER IS HOW AND HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES (HOLGER MEINS) (BRD 1976, Renate Sami) / FILM DIARIES 1975-1985 (STREIFZÜGE)  (DE 2005, Renate Sami)

WE ALL DIE, THE MAIN THING HOWEVER IS HOW AND HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES (HOLGER MEINS)

GER 1976, D: Renate Sami, 51′, German OV, 16mm

FILM DIARIES 1975-1985 (FORAYS)

GER 2005, D: Renate Sami, 32′, German OV, MiniDV 

In her first work as a director WE ALL DIE…, Renate Sami interviews companions of Holger Meins (1941-1974), who studied and worked with him at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). The stories of his fellow students compose a picture of a man who radically tried to combine aesthetic and political concerns, and ultimately saw no possibilities anymore to accomplish his political goals with the means of film. In the case of FILM DIARIES 1975-1985 – silently shot on Super8 – Sami entangles highly diverse portraits of friends and places to a poetic and private study.

Tue 15 SeptLuru Kino in der Spinnerei
7 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
Double ticket with DER GEKAUFTE TRAUM € 11 / 9€ red.

14.09.22 | THE BLACK BOX (DE 1992, Johann Feindt & Tamara Trampe)

GER 1992, D: Johann Feindt & Tamara Trampe, Doc, 95′, OV with English subtitles, DCP 

Breaking open a person’s black box is how Jochen Girke formulates one of his former tasks as a psychologist at the GDR’s State Security. As a system that gets examined, the black box has an input where information comes in and is processed to adjust behavior to environments based on that information. But we only see what comes out. Its inner life remains in the dark. In the cinematic psychogram THE BLACK BOX, Tamara Trampe and Johann Feindt want to know: How have you become the person sitting in front of me now? Social questions are derived from personal ones. How is it possible to destroy the conscience of a whole society? An illustration of not wanting to give up further inquiring. And possibly the failure of doing so? THE BLACK BOX is one of the first documentaries from the post-GDR era to address the issue of coming to terms with the past.

Wed 14 SeptUT Connewitz
9 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
Double ticket with GOTTESZELL – A WOMEN’S € 11 / 9 red.

14.09.22 | GOTTESZELL – A WOMEN’S PRISON (DE 2001, Helga Reidemeister)

GER 2001, D: Helga Reidemeister, Doc, 104′, OV with English subtitles, 35mm

Inside views of a usually sealed place. Using the example of “Gotteszell” in Baden-Wuerttemberg as a microcosm, Helga Reidemeister undertakes an examination of the institution “Women’s Prison”, tracing questions of guilt, punishment and atonement, not least letting the prisoners have their say. Six women tell of their lives before incarceration and of problems like being separated from their children. Besides the ones sentenced to relatively short sentences – mostly because of drug offences – the prisoners sometimes serving lifelong sentences because of homicide and manslaughter also speak out.  

Wed 14 SeptUT Connewitz
7 pmWith an introduction by Bert Rebhandl

regular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
Double ticket with DER SCHWARZE KASTEN € 11 / 9 red.

13.09.22 | WHITE RAVENS – NIGHTMARE CHECHNYA (DE/FR 2005, R: Johann Feindt & Tamara Trampe)

GER/FR 2005, R: Johann Feindt & Tamara Trampe, Doc, 92′, OV with German voice-over, Digi Beta

How do soldiers come back from war? This is the one question that accompanies the documentary WHITE RAVENS, made in the early 2000s. We get to know young men, whom Tamara Trampe and Johann Feindt show as perpetrators as well as victims of the war in Chechnya: broken returnees, but also concerned parents looking for their missing sons and overworked employees in the Moscow office of the Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia. In WHITE RAVENS, the directors’ ability to approach the victims and encounter their silence becomes evident.

Tue 13 SeptLuru Kino in der Spinnerei
9 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
Double ticket with WITH PYRAMIDS: 11€ / 9€ reduced

13.09.22 | With Pyramids (D 1990, Renate Sami)

GER 1990, D: Renate Sami, Doc, 93′, OV with German subtitles, 16mm 

With WITH PYRAMIDS, Renate Sami has shot a travelogue of a far away country that is composed of diverse voices, sounds, faces and interiors. In this, rough edges remain, nothing is harmoniously rounded. By car and together with Sami, we explore Egyptian desert and city landscapes shot on 8mm and 16mm, while the soundtrack presents different texts to us. These deal with legendary city foundings for instance, but also give an insight into stories of Egyptian women reporting on their painful experiences of marriage and generally on being a woman in a patriarchal society.

Thu 13 SeptLuru Kino in der Spinnerei
7 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
Double ticket with WEISSE RABEN: 11€ / 9€ reduced