Kino x Affair | B-Movie + WSR + Affair Residents
The evening starts at 8pm with the screening of the iconic film/documentary B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin (1979-1989) telling the story of life in the divided city, a cultural interzone in which everything and anything seemed possible unlike anywhere else in Europe.
WSR (Contort) will perform his striking live, one of the artist’s rare live performances. A highly emotional, highly physical performance that will set the mood for the techno party to follow.
Feature Presentation – B-Movie
B-MOVIE is a documentary about music, art and chaos in the Wild West Berlin of the 1980s: the walled-in city which became the creative melting pot for a special kind of sub and pop culture, attracting ingenious dilettantes and world famous celebrities alike. However, before the iron curtain would fall, artists and communards, squatters and hedonists of all kinds would enjoy Berlins unconventional lifestyle. It was not about long-term commercial success, but about living for the moment – the kick – the here and now.
With mostly unreleased TV and film footage, photos and original interviews, B -MOVIE tells the story of life in the divided city, a cultural interzone in which everything and anything seemed possible in a place unlike anywhere else in Europe. It’s a fast-paced collage of stories from a frenzied but creative decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade, all from a city where the days are short and the nights are endless. This is a time when Berlin was like a B-MOVIE: colourfully cheap and trashy, threatened and thrown together, anxious and ambitious, clubbed and caned, stoned and strung out, drunk, drugged and – just very special.