On the other side of the canvas

On the other side of the canvas

           On the other side of the canvas
               Genre: Documentary
               Berlin, cinema, art house, Kreuzberg
  1907 by Alfred Topp, to whom we owe the legend, the word “Kientopp” beziehunsgweise “flicks”, founded the Cinema Kreuzberg Moviemento Kottbusser dam is 103 years old and the oldest still operated movie theaters in Germany. Vitascope, The living picture, the Swabians, light games, Odeon, Tali – the name of the cinema at the square bitch change frequently. But still it remains a movie theater. And has always been the Moviemento, as it says since 1984, something very special, which is not only the biblical age, but also building on two special features. The first is quite trivial and yet has seen to it that the Moviemento could never be turned into a supermarket: Since it is on the first floor, is the property for a retail shop rather inappropriate and could survive thanks to this burden, even in difficult times. The second feature, however, is considerably more complex. By actually very poor layout of the corner house, the two cinemas met each other at an angle of 45 ° and were by a transparent screen connected so that one saw in the film actually mirrored back room, which of course was corrected by an additional mirror. When Manfred Salzgeber and Elser Maxwell took over the Tali-Kino in 1973, was the Moviemento a dilapidated shed, which have been exclusively Kung-fu films abgenudelt. As a collective, and with the help of colleagues like Wieland Speck (after his time as a cinema and a filmmaker for many years head of the Panorama series at the Berlinale) and Blixa Bargeld tried the makers of new forms of cinema and became a nucleus of cinemas and birthplace of the myth of the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which was previously almost grand flopped everywhere in Germany. Kottbusser place but were carted in busloads from West Germany, visited some viewers the film musical inclined more than a hundred times, it was, we hear the reports about this period in the late seventies, the saving for the cinema, which is now dropped for the first time money. This was, however, rather than investing in Coke to the movies, and so the cinema was the beginning of the eighties once again in a parlous state. Until the next new start, the new name as the producer Claus Boje, Andre and Ingrid Rudolph Schwibbe, Rosa von Praunheim, Tomy Tykwer, Dani Levy and Frank Griebe and several other shows and brought together. Because here the film has always been a catalyst, enabling the encounters. Some part of the German film and cinema history such as the creation of “X Film Creative Pool” would be without the cinema in Kreuzberg might never have materialized. On the other side of the canvas is more than just a tribute to the turbulent history of cinema – it is both a tribute to all the people who have ensured that the film has a home here. He talks about movies and movie makers, of the possessed, lovers, cinephiles, and all the others, he tells of the legendary films, from the ages of rushing and ecstatic party and the hangover afterwards – and of course the power of cinema. What can you learn from this movie is almost like a recipe for successful film work – especially in times like these, appear in which the film and especially the art of film as an endangered species: A cinema as Moviemento was never just a place were played in the movies, but offered more than just that: It was and is a social place to be created at the event in which the individual is his passion for the film to share with others and the close exchange can take place between filmmakers and a mature, interested and knowledgeable audience. In other words, a place where the film is taken seriously beyond the purely economic aspects as a mediator of ideas and attitudes. The movie industry and especially the cinema sector would do well to remember this very simple recipe again and tackle the battle for the cinema with determination. On the next one hundred and three years, Moviemento … (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: On the other side of the screen Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2010 Length: 82 (Min.) (# ) Distribution: Moviemento

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