GRRL HAUS CINEMA // Open Air at The Social Hub Berlin
- Sat 02 Sep 2023 // 20:00
VENUE: The Social Hub Berlin
Alexanderstraße 40, 10179, Berlin
- Sat 02.09.2023
20:00 - 22:00
GRRL HAUS CINEMA is an ongoing program of short films and video art made by women, non-binary, trans and genderqueer artists. A mix of local, national, and international artists present work from a variety of disciplines: narrative, documentary, experimental, and conceptual. With an emphasis on low budget and DIY, GRRL HAUS is a space for underrepresented voices in media arts.
Dir. Agnes Alves Olivo / Drama, Germany / 20:00
Lena Adler and Adam Schwarz just met at a university party. Lena is a party drug dealer who tries to support her mother and herself financially while dealing with an alcoholic father. Adam, son of a rich businessman, has a big ego and a drinking problem. They flirt, but they have nothing in common… except that this night will forever change their lifes.
After Lena leaves the party she is randomly controlled and arrested by the police. Adam drives home after a fight. Absurdly drunk, he causes a car accident that kills a young woman.
In this night they both have to deal with their family, the law and their guilty conscience.
A short film about Germany’s drug policy and alcohol culture.
See Ya L8r
Dir. Ana Paula Teixeira / Drama, Puerto Rico / 18:52
After moving from New York to Puerto Rico, a young “Nuyorican” skater tries to distinguish her distant cultural identity & sense of purpose in her move to the island, but finds herself distracted by the nightlife, a troublemaker, and the mental tug of war between her sexuality and the purpose she had for coming her.
Moments I Saw In Red
Dir. Penn Balint / Experimental, UK / 2:24
‘Moments I Saw In Red’ is an experimental short film that explores the relationship between trauma, synaesthesia, and art. Shot on 8mm film, the film follows the story of a person with PTSD and synaesthesia who is recounting their memories associated with the color red.
Synaesthesia is a rare neurological condition, whereby the senses get crossed and one might perceive things like colors or sounds while seeing or hearing other things. For the protagonist of ‘Moments’, their memories of crossing Calais, a school crush, and realising their trans identity all get “filed” under the colour red.
The film’s unique use of 8mm film, original music, and a spoken word voiceover guides the audience through the protagonist’s journey, as they meditate on their experiences and find a way to heal through artistic expression.
Dir. Elsa Kallio / Experimental, Finland / 21:10
Shy and desperate Juno lives her day and tries to balance between her obsessiveness, internalized male gaze and heartache.
Dir. Gina Kamentsky
“Pisces have big feet and big hands!” The filmmaker and her mom talk about feet, her mom does most of the talking.—
Dir. Isa Rudek, Giorgia Favaretto
Animated Experimental, Berlin
7:00You are in a club in Berlin and unable to leave without a guest list for the desperate bouncer.
Find your way through a front-and a backroom, get drunk, and lose all the passion you once had for this city. Enjoy the trip and try to connect the pieces in our point & click, retro game world.—
Experimental Documentary, Berlin
7:55I Spoon is a discovery of the history of the spoon in Korea through its various meanings, such as its connections to praying for fertility. The design of the spoon has continuously transformed, from an ancient symbol of abundance to connubial bliss related to sex in the sense of productivity. Referring to the spoons from the past, the project narrates how personal memories of the spoon and its contemporary daily use relate to this evolution.—
Dir. Dasha Altukhova
10:16A poetic documentary following a practice of Shibari. Through the confrontation with pain it tries to explore its different forms and find new meanings in what otherwise seems unpleasant.—
Dir. Kelly McKay
4:44A visual reverie inspired by street photography, experimenting with the realities and abstractions of liberation during the end of the COVID-19 epidemic.—
Date: Saturday 2. September 2023, 20:00
Venue: The Social Hub, Alexanderstraße 40, 10179 Berlin
Tickets: 10 Euros
Venue: The Social Hub Berlin