KinoKonzert program launch

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After months of work behind closed curtains, it is finally time to announce this!

KinoKonzert, the new film concert program that I am curating in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute Australien, has been launched!

The series takes place bi-monthly at Event Cinemas in Sydney and ACMI in Melbourne and it is also shared with some of the best music and film festivals in the country, such as Dark Mofo in Hobart and Revelation Film Festival in Perth. From September onwards the program will also be hosted by the NFSA in Camberra.

We open the program with the international premiere of CROSSROADS, a contemporary silent film directed by Berlin indie icons Alexander Hacke and Danielle De Picciotto.

The program continues in September with the premiere of electronic music producer, composer and DJ Chiara Kickdrum‘s new original score for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s landmark horror film VAMPYR.

Full calendar here:

KinoKonzert 01: Crossroads:

14 June 2018: Hobart, Dark Mofo Festival
06 July 2018: Perth, Revelation Film Festival
11 July 2018: Melbourne, ACMI
14 July 2018: Sydney, Event Cinemas George Street

KinoKonzert 02: Vampyr:

21 Sep 2018: Melbourne, ACMI
26 Sep 2018: Sydney, Event Cinemas George Street
28 Sep 2018: Canberra, NFSA

CRACKING THE FRAME – ROBERT DOISNEAU: THROUGH THE LENS

A portrait of an authentic artist. – Séquences – La Revue de Cinéma FR

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Robert Doisneau: Through the Lens
Clémentine Deroudille
France | 2016 | 83 min

Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville is the title of a 1950 picture of a couple engaged in an intimate kiss, right in the middle of Paris. It is an iconic and clichéd image of a romantic Paris that never really existed. The image became one of the most iconic images in the history of photography and it made Robert Doisneau, the photographer who took it, an instant celebrity.

There is a certain irony here, because Doisneau (1912-1994) was not interested in clichés at all. His work is mainly dedicated to the ordinary, unremarkable people you meet on the street, in the cafes and on the market – people he always displayed with great respect.

Directed by Doisneau’s granddaughter, Clémentine Deroudille, and featuring previously unreleased photographs and video archives as well as interviews with Doisneau friends and colleagues, ‘Robert Doisneau: Through the Lens’ tells the story of a humble man turned superstar photographer and a pioneer of photojournalism.

The film draws the intimate portrait of the life and work of an artist fiercely determined to be a purveyor of happiness, a man who always regarded himself as an outsider, just like many of the people he photographed.

The international press on Robert Doisneau: Through the Lens

A warm look at the great French photographer. – LA Times

Director Clémentine Deroudilles portrays the French photographer Robert Doisneau with charm and empathy, as a philanthropist who relied on illusions and produced clichés – a successful film tribute. – Kunst und Film DE

Cracking the Frame

Established in 2011, Cracking the Frame is a monthly program featuring an international selection of theatrically unreleased, critically acclaimed documentary portraits of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.
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CRACKING THE FRAME: SHADOWMAN

“A gruesome art-world fairy tale unafraid to face the bitter details of its hero’s tumultuous life.” – Slant Magazine

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SHADOWMAN
Oren Jacoby
USA | 2017 | 81 min

In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a spectre in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan and, along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, sparked the street art movement.

Richard Hambleton made a name for himself with conceptual shadow paintings that haunted New York’s streets. At the height of his first commercial and critical success in the 80’s, Hambleton was featured in LIFE magazine and acclaimed at the Venice Biennale. Seemingly uncomfortable with his own success, he alienated those around him from art dealers to close friends. In the 1990s, succumbing to drug addiction, he vanished from the gallery scene. Just as suddenly as he had appeared, Richard Hambleton disappeared.

In 2009 Hambleton suddenly resurfaced, supported by two young art dealers. For nearly twenty years he had been secretly and steadily working, his talent still intact after years underground. But will he be ready to get a second chance?

SHADOWMAN plunges the viewer into the chaotic life of a forgotten artist, from early fame through his struggles with heroin, to his surprising comeback as street art exploded to become one of the most popular and lucrative art movements in the world.

The international press on SHADOWMAN: 

“A heartbreaking doc.” – The Village Voice

 “The myth of the tortured artist collides with the art documentary in Shadowman, a wholly engaging and often gripping look at the chaotic career of troubled 1980s graffiti artist Richard Hambleton.” – Screen Daily

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Established in 2011, Cracking the Frame is a monthly program featuring an international selection of theatrically unreleased, critically acclaimed documentary portraits of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.
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CRACKING THE FRAME – JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT

“You have to have this infinite belief in whatever you’re doing that is not rational. It’s blind faith.” – Julian Schnabel

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JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT
Pappi Corsicato
2017 | USA & Italy | 84 min

This intimate chronicle of the personal life and public career of one of the contemporary art world’s biggest superstars, Julian Schnabel, had its premiere in cinema Rialto last Wednesday and can be now seen in cinemas in The Netherlands and Belgium.

Directed by award-winning Italian director Pappi Corsicato (Libera, The Venusvians), JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT details Schnabel’s formative years in Brownsville, Texas and the beginning of his professional career in New York City in the late Seventies, his Eighties rise to superstar status in Manhattan’s art scene as a leading figure in the Neo-Expressionism movement, and his surprising transition to filmmaking with lauded works like BasquiatBefore the Night Falls, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

The international press on JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT

 “Friendly, relaxed and expansive. […] Watching A Private Portrait is a bit like meeting a celebrity not at a gala but through a mutual friend — one eager to show you the human being behind the reductive public persona.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Emotionally intimate.” – Village Voice

“You’ll come away inspired.” – Flavorwire

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Established in 2011, Cracking the Frame is a monthly program featuring an international selection of theatrically unreleased, critically acclaimed documentary portraits of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.
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CRACKING THE FRAME – ALONG FOR THE RIDE

“This rip-roaring tribute to a maverick artist trips along like a surreal odyssey, punctuated by lively reminiscences, choice clips and superb photographic material.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Nick Ebeling | USA | 2016 | 90 min

Method actor, filmmaker, photographer, fine artist, art collector, and all-American madman—the many sides of Dennis Hopper are explored in Nick Ebeling’s dazzling documentary about the iconic Hollywood maverick, confirming Hopper as a major filmmaker, a fact often eclipsed by his legend. Through the triumph of Easy Rider, the magnificent career suicide of The Last Movie, the overlooked masterpiece Out of the Blue, and a midlife comeback after plenty of booze and brawling,

The story unfolds from the unique perspective of right-hand man, consistent partner in crime, and one of Hopper’s closest and oldest friends for over four decades, Satya del la Manitou.

With candid commentary from a rich array of figures from Hopper’s life, such as Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Michael Madsen, Dean Stockwell and Frank Gehry, ALONG FOR THE RIDE is a freewheeling work of film biography, with an equally memorable original score by Gemma Thompson of the critically acclaimed rock band Savages.

“What’s ultimately moving about “Along for the Ride” is that it communicates how Dennis Hopper, by sticking true to his reckless muse, was an artist who changed things, and maybe changed everything.” – Variety

 “A wondrous journey inside the mind and actions of Hopper. Full of insight, passion, love, wonder and stories of a friendship that define an era which could arguably have been the last great hurrah of true courage and revolt for America.” – Huffington Post

Premiere screening at Rialto Amsterdam, Wednesday 21 February 19:30h.
Extra screenings in selected Dutch and Belgian cinemas throughout March.

Cracking the Frame

Established in 2011, Cracking the Frame is a monthly program featuring an international selection of theatrically unreleased, critically acclaimed documentary portraits of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.
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