From February 12 to 18, 2022, Berlinale Goes Kiez will once again bring selected festival films to arthouse cinemas in and around the region of the capital. With the special series, the festival honors the social function of the neighborhood cinemas and the role they play in diverse film cultures.
In the months following the lockdown, the cinemas impressively continued their work, despite all the uncertainties, all the financial worries, and all the organizational challenges, while strictly adhering to hygiene rules. The liveliness of the regional cinema landscape must be supported in particular this year.
In accordance with the well-established concept, Berlinale Goes Kiez will once again be moving from kiez to kiez in Berlin in 2022, and will make a Kiezkino an additional venue for the festival on seven consecutive evenings. This year, the small Red Carpet will be rolled out especially for the cinemas and the audience and is to be understood, more than ever, as a symbol of appreciation for the cinemas and the loyalty of their visitors. The reduced seating capacity to 50 percent also applies in the Kiez. Filmmaker, curator, and lecturer Pary El-Qalqili will be the host this year for the first time.
In 2022, Berlinale Goes Kiez will be a guest in the following cinemas:
Saturday, Feb 12, Eva Lichtspiele (Wilmersdorf)
Sunday, Feb 13, City Kino (Wedding)
Monday, Feb 14, Kino Intimes (Friedrichshain)
Tuesday, Feb 15, Kino Union (Friedrichshagen)
Wednesday, Feb 16, Passage (Neukölln)
Thursday, Feb 17, Neue Kammerspiele (Kleinmachnow)
Once again the Berlinale Goes Kiez special series is bringing the glamour of the festival to Berlin’s very diverse neighborhoods and the city of Potsdam. The Berlinale will screen at seven select arthouse cinemas known for participating in and contributing to cultural life in their respective neighborhoods.
In Neukölln a new cinema w o l f will be opening its doors for the first time with the Berlinale. And in the Wrangelkiez, one of Kreuzberg’s most upbeat neighborhoods, the Red Carpet will again be rolled out at the newly converted and enlarged EISZEIT cinema.
From February 11 to 17, 2017, a selection of films from the official Berlinale program will be shown in neighborhoods, ranging from Berlin-Weißensee to beyond the city limits in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Each evening one arthouse cinema will be turned into a festival venue.
Members of film teams have already announced their intention to present their works personally and discuss them with audiences after the screenings. At each neighborhood cinema a prominent film personality will serve as its patron.
The Berlinale Goes Kiez series will also begin with the official opening film of this year’s Berlinale. Django (Competition) by Etienne Comar will kick off the evening at the Bundesplatz-Kino in Wilmersdorf. Local moviegoers can expect a long and interesting evening, as shortly before midnight a film from the Berlinale Classics program will be presented as well: the digitally restored version of George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead.
For the first time NATIVe, the Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema, has been invited to participate in Berlinale Goes Kiez. At the EISZEIT cinema in Kreuzberg, two films from Canada will represent this year’s special region of focus, the Artic.
At the w o l f in Neukölln, Berlinale Goes Kiez and Berlinale Talents will launch their first collaboration. In public talks titled “Local Heroes: Community Cinema Reloaded”, innovative international cinema operators will discuss with the audience ways to curate, finance, and involve the neighborhood in local movie theatres.
Festival Director Dieter Kosslick: “Our ‘local heroes’ are neighborhood cinemas in Berlin and Brandenburg that are open to topics important to the community and foster an on-going dialogue through the stories presented on their screens.”
Advance sales start on February 6, 2017; tickets will also be available at the respective cinemas.
Neighbourhood cinemas and programme
Saturday, February 11 at Bundesplatz-Kino, Wilmersdorf
6.00 pm Competition Django by Etienne Comar
9.00 pm Competition Teströl és lélekröl(On Body and Soul) by Ildikó Enyedi
11.45 pm Berlinale Classics Night of the Living Dead by George A. Romero
Sunday, February 12 at Toni & Tonino, Weißensee
3.30 pm Generation Kplus Die Häschenschule – Jagd nach dem Goldenen Ei (Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg) by Ute von Münchow-Pohl
6.30 pm Competition Wilde Maus (Wild Mouse) by Josef Hader
9.30 pm Perspektive Deutsches Kino Back for Good by Mia Spengler
Monday, February 13 at Odeon, Schöneberg
6.30 pm Berlinale Special Gala Le jeune Karl Marx (The Young Karl Marx) by Raoul Peck
9.30 pm Competition Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Woman) by Sebastián Lelio
Tuesday, February 14 at w o l f , Neukölln
4.30 pm Talents Go Kiez “Local Heroes: Community Cinema Reloaded”
Public talk (in English)
6.30 pm Panorama Special Tiger Girl by Jakob Lass
9.30 pm Forum Chemi bednieri ojakhi (My Happy Family) by Nana & Simon
Wednesday, February 15 at Thalia Programmkino, Potsdam-Babelsberg
6.30 pm Competition Toivon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope) by Aki Kaurismäki
9.30 pm Competition Beuys by Andres Veiel
Thursday, February 16 at City Kino Wedding
in Centre Français de Berlin, Wedding
6.30 pm Forum Tiere (Animals) by Greg Zglinski
9.30 pm Berlinale Shorts Go Kiez Fishing Is Not Done On Tuesdays by Lukas Marxt, Marcel Odenbach Kometen (The Comet) by Victor Lindgren Everything by David OReilly Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things) by Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca Os Humores Artificiais (The Artificial Humors) by Gabriel Abrantes
Friday, February 17 at EISZEIT cinema, Kreuzberg
6.30 pm Culinary Cinema Goes Kiez Theater of Life by Peter Svatek
After the screening menu at Markthalle Neun
9.00 pm NATIVe Goes Kiez Tungijuq by Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël Angry Inuk by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril