PIPER > PARANORMAL > PARANOIA! 100 YEARS OF BURROUGHS BEAT
It’s the first-ever screening of this Indian film in Germany: Vivek Budakoti’s feature “Pied Piper” uses a Brechtian slant and black humour to reflect India’s current desperation-to-elation climate. It begins at 6:30pm in Space A; don’t miss a minute. Already at 7pm, Space B gives itself over to the less-than-alive and more in DL Plus: Ghosts. Let reason fly in 69 minutes of short film shivers, with Nicolaas Schmidt on hand to give us the inside track on his “Break.” Shuttling back to Space A, take a seat at 9pm for even more film nuggets in DL Selection XVI. Making stops in Iraq, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and more, it includes World Premieres from Afghanistan (Habib Sadaat’s “Kite Of Wishes”) and the UK (Brazilian Bruna Capozzoli’s “Mamo”). But also at 9pm (Space B), the all-Euro DL Plus: Comme une image II screens a good half hour of mini-movies, with multi-award-winning kaleidoscope video artist Max Hattler’s “X” in the bunch. A whirlwind outing! The topper hits at 10:30pm – Beat god William Burroughs gets the once-over in a special performance by Kraftwerk founding member Eberhard Kranemann and Ina Sladic dubbed “100 Years of Paranoia.” This word-sound-dance-video spectacle shifts forms via a “puzzle principle,” with Burroughs’ words triggering a theoretical-to-physical transition. As supporting film, in World Premiere, Kranemann’s short “Im Panikraum.” A smash at last year’s [DL9], Kranemann is definitely a must-see. At 11:30 groovy rhythms, abstract sounds and spaced-out blue notes with Flicka live on stage. Be there!
Day 10 program, Feb 15
pictured:Sahim Omar Kalifa"Baghdad Messi", Vivek Budakoti “Pied Piper”; Ina Sladic and Eberhard Kranemann