Continuing The Dazzle

Directors Lounge at Mitte Media Festival 2019.

More spliters of light and shadow, colour and monochrome, scream and silence are set to crystallize out of the chaos of the cosmos, all this (potentially) before your very eyes. This can only mean Directors Lounge is shaking the sparks out of its treasure box and letting them fall to earth where you can position yourself to see them descend and sparkle. Chosen event and venues for this meteor shower: the 3rd Mitte Media Festival, spread between two earthly recepracles going by the names Fata Morgana Gallery and Z-inema in the  Z-Bar.

Making an appearance on Earth, shortly after having left it, will be legendary off-the-waller Jonas Mekas, cruising out of another dimension into two dimensions on the big sceen in Peter Sempel‘s Jonas in the Jungle, one of three features Sempel felt impelled to make in his attempt to capture the enigmatic creative force in a format that earthlings can observe. Mekas may have departed after 96 years of sharing our earthbound corridors, but his stamp on the world of avant-garde film art is showing no signs of fading. Sempel, not least a worthy name in his right through his work with luminaries Cave und Bargeld, Hollywood-New Yorkers Scorsese and Hoffmann, stage screamers Hagen and Lemmy, Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno of Japan and conceptual artist Dieter Meier of Yello (and more), will make the trip to be on hand for further illumination of his illumination.

In addition, there will be chips and chunks of the kind of cinematic strangeness that few others besides DL can come up with, including works by Allan Brown, Anton Corbijn, Roger Deutsch, Olivier Dekegel, Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Masha Godovannaya, Guy Maddin and many others. Your part in the proceedings: be there.

Mitte Media Festival | Directors Lounge Presents:


Radically Subjective: A Special Presentation curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Friday, April 19th, 9.15-11.15 pm
Fata Morgana Galerie – Front Room
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Selected Gems from the DL Archives
– Bizarre, Hypnotic, Wonderful –
Saturday, April 20th, 7-9 pm
Z-Bar Zinema, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin
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Peter Sempel “Jonas in the  Jungle”, 2013, 94 min
In attendance of Peter Sempel (Hamburg)
Saturday, April 20th, 9-11 pm | seats are limited!
Z-Bar Zinema, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin
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The complete Mitte Media Festival Schedule:

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