The book City Primeval: New York Berlin Prague documents the zeitgeist of art and culture in NYC, Berlin, and Prague from the 1960s to nowadays. Key artists document life in each city and offer a unique glimpse into their exceptional universe. Including moments from the lives of Lydia Lunch, Iggy Pop, Jean Michel Basquiat, Penny Arcade, Mark Reeder, David Černý and many others who have shaped the spirit of the time. “City Primeval” was curated by New York photographer Robert Carrithers and writer/critical theorist Louis Armand.

19:00-22:00 @ Kino Central: Book Release Event
Robert Carrithers, Louis Armand & contributors introduce the book with projected images, talks, and interact with the audience.
Presentations from photographers and Berlin film makers about their work:
Miron Zownir | J. Jackie Baier | Ilse Ruppert | Timo Jacobs | Mark Reeder
Live-Act: Song „City Primeval“ by Phil Shoenfelt and Marcia Schofield
22:00 @ Eschschloraque: Book Release Party – DJs, Performances, Live-Acts
DJs: Black Black God and Gina Dorio/Cobra Killer
Live Acts & Performances: Evelyn Frantti: Burlesque | Lady Gaby & Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt | Mona Mur performs new poems by Miron Zownir | Viviana Druga: Ritualistic Action Royal Comfort (Oska Wald, Jimmy Trash & Big Daddy Mugglestone) | Phil Shoenfelt

The book release events will bring the stories visually into life in all the cities of their Creation – in Berlin on November 30, 2017 @ Haus Schwarzenberg, Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin!
Entrance: 5 Euros

Photo: Phil Shoenfelt playing at DL IX

Mark Reeder, Bob Rutman, Dirk Kalinowski, Wolfram Spyra and YOU! Fri Nov 10th 7pm.

28 years after the tumbling of the Berlin wall our good friends of the Iron Curtain project celebrate the role of punk, chaos and art on both sides of the formerly divided Berlin. Still anarchists from the heart, the gang, together with friends will create a wild mash up of live music, video footage, old tapes and lost tunes into 28 minutes of pure chance, noise and fun.

And here’s where you can become part of this spontaneous symphony. Bring any tunes, recordings, tapes from that time and plug it into the sound systems. Tons of cables are at hand, but best if you come with your own device.

The frenzy starts at 7pm at the Galiläa church (now the home of the museum of youth resistance), Rigaer Straße 9, 10247 Berlin.

A true Fuck Yeah Old School event not to be missed.

See you there 🙂

“City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague” pays homage to the grungy underground art world in these three metropoles. “City Primeval” features the work of various artists and was meticulously curated by New York photographer Robert Carrithers and writer/critical theorist Louis Armand. The fundraiser party will capacitate the book launch and exhibition for this historically important book of New York, Berlin and Prague.


Louis Armand: How big is your money Tracey Emin, Prague, 2017

Join us at The Chemistry Gallery in Prague for a night of art, drinks & music in the company of a vagabond New Yorkian – and then celebrate with us again in autumn for the book release and exhibition that you made possible. The event will offer works by Robert Carrithers as well as other featured artists (to be announced!) for purchase.
Special feature: DJ programme to get the summer on its feet //
18.00-21.30: DJ IM Cyber
21.30-00.00: Ado

Sun 16 | 10:30pm


Video still taken from the Lady Pheres video by James Slater

Your last chance to enjoy this year´s Lounge. From dusk till dawn.

Steve Morell at the turntables

Jense at the turntables

Steve Morell remixer, DJ, producer, musician, founder of the record label “Pale Music Int.” and the German underground festival “Berlin Insane”. As the founding member of the DJ & remix duo “The Scandals’ he worked on Remixes & Collaborations for artists like: Miss Yetti, Bruder & Kronsädta feat. Nina Hagen, Eric D. Clark, Ascii Disko, Punx Soundcheck feat. Marc Almond, Pink Grease, Neonman, Beroshima, Lola Angst, Atomizer, Junesex, The Nihilists, Boy George, Trafalgar,
Schwefelgelb, DJ Donna Summer und DJ Wool.

DL X program


Wed 13 | 9 pm – open end!



Festivals United | The Official Festiwelt Party

The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge will be an ongoing, eleven days in a row, cinedalic party. But we are going to top it off by celebrating with all the Berlin Film Festivals. This will be the night to party with all the movers and shakers of the Berlin Film universe.

Again enough Festivals to kill a Rhino.


the following festivals are hosts of the evening:

11mm Fußballfilmfestival Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award Alfilm – Arabisches Filmfestival BerlinAsian Film Festival Berlin Baltic Film Festival British Shorts Contravision Directors Lounge Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival Französische Filmwoche Going Underground interfilm Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin Kiezkieken KUKI Internationales Kinder und Jugendkurzfilmfestival BerlinNorthzone One World Berlin Russische FilmwocheSehsüchte Unknown Pleasures – American Independent Film FestivalZebra Poetry Film Festival

LINE UP PARTY(on three floors)

Live Bands:
Lili Sommerfeld – Soul
Shirley Holmes – Rockdisco, Heavy Chanson, Alternative Berlin

Foxy Boxer – Indie, Electro, Rock’n’Roll
Youngbois – Italo Disco
DJ Just Aprés – House, Deep House, Deep Feeling

free admission till 9pm