- 18/05/2016 - 19/05/2016
22:30 - 00:30
Heaven Knows What
Heaven Knows What is based on the real story of drug-addicted lovers living in New York City.
The story of how the film came to be made is as fascinating as the film itself. Co-directors and brothers Josh and Benny Safdie were filming test shots in the diamond district of New York when they discovered the 20-year old Arielle Holmes, whose charisma shone through her rough exterior. They convinced her to write a memoir about her life, Mad Love in New York City, which was turned into a script.
Holmes was the natural choice to play herself. No professional actor could portray the determination, anguish, cunning and hope as convincingly as Holmes, who had no prior acting experience. Her performance is what makes Heaven Knows What stand out from any previous drug-related drama, and gives the film something new to say about the topic.
Date: Wednesday May 18th – 9:30pm
Venue: Griessmuehle (Sonnenalle 221, Neukolln)
Tickets: €6 (Presale and door tickets available)