Special Events

SPECIAL EVENT: Berlin: B-Movie + Christiane F + Lone Taxidermist

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15:00 Sun 17 Jan 2016

ICA ICA Theatre

An afternoon of film and music to celebrate that great European city in it’s radical and experimental eighties heyday before the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

In association with KissKissKino, and w.o.l.f Berlin – opening 2016 

B-MOVIE: LUST & SOUND IN WEST-BERLIN 1979-1989 (Jörg A. Hoppe / Heiko Lange / Klaus Maek, Germany 2015, 92 mins)

Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. The walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub and pop culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything seemed possible. This fast-paced collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage from a frenzied but creative decade, starts with punk and ends with the Love Parade, in a city where the days are short and the nights are endless.

CHRISTIANE F: WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO (Uli Edel, Germany 1981, 138 mins)

Based on the true autobiographical recordings of a young 13-year old heroin addict and prostitute in West Berlin in the late 70s, this controversial and cult film was a big international hit on release, and features a soundtrack (and a cameo) from Berlin-era David Bowie.


Welcome to the world of Lone Taxidermist: A chaotic realm of poisonous cocktails, thwarted lust, 6am dancehalls and a cast of characters standing on the verge of epiphany. This world was created by Natalie Sharp, part northern poet, part cosmic synth diva, part London nightbus chonicler. Joined in this endeavour by Philip Winter (Wrangler / Tunng), Will Kwerk and Hjordis moon Badford.


This vinyl only collective will be playing a selection of Berlin and German themed music. Bring along three of your own (vinyl only!!) and join them!


The Mall, St James's
020 7930 3647
Full £13-4 / Concessions £11-2 / Blue Members £7-8


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