[Kulturbahn #29] February 6th – February 12th

► Monday: Transit Havanna – New Heroes of the Cuban Revolution This documentary depicts Mariela Castro’s, the Cuban president’s daughter, view on the completion of the 1959 revolution. The documentary focuses on Cuba’s assistance of  the medical process transgender people undergo and explores such themes as emancipation and self-realization. The filmmakers document the lives of

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[Kulturbahn #28] January 30th – February 5th

► Monday: Brazilian Film Festival  For all the cinema and movie lovers, take note: the annual Brazilian film festival brings to the screen a diversity of stories, styles, humans and lifestyles. The movies screened are of various lengths, budgets, a wide range of topics and genres. From documentaries to musicals, to suspense, drama, and biographies,

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[Kulturbahn #25] November 28th – December 4th

► Monday: Not my Revolution, if … Staged as a musical, the stories of a fictional anti-globalization activist unfold satirically. Angie O. is the kind of activist you would come across in every movement, from Occupy Wall Street, to anti neoliberalism in the Maxican jungle, to hugging trees, protests against banks, and the list goes

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[Kulturbahn #23] November 14th – November 20th

► Monday: Interfilm Festival Opening Start your week on a positive note by attending the Opening Night Gala of one of Europe’s most important short film festivals: the Interfilm. The opening ceremony of the week-long film festival will not only host international guests and Berlin celebrities, but will also show a selection of films and

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[Kulturbahn #21] October 31st – November 6th

►Monday: Olympia  Belgian artist David Claerbout’s multi-layered installation work reflects on time and its dimensions. Through video installations, historical photographs, reconstructed images and film footages, this exhibition traces the disintegration of the Berlin Olympic Stadium over a thousand years. While making the flow of time of a whole century become almost tangible to the audience,

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The Danish Girl

You may say that The Danish Girl is an “Oscar movie”, a film whose making was not primarily motivated by the authentic artistic expression but money-grabbing. You wouldn’t be entirely wrong but you’d be largely inaccurate. This film is not a spoiled child of the Hollywood industry. It is not a grown-up either. It flourishes

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Berlinale: Institution or Art

It’s February in Berlin and that means it’s time to go to the movies. With the number of film festivals happening this month, your options for venues are virtually limitless. Whether the attractively dinky Boddinale, the online VELOBerlin, or the respectable Berlin Independent Film Festival, any film buff or curious viewer can get their fill

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A Tribute to Fallen Stars

A falling star, in truth, is a meteorite—a combination of dust and rock falling into the Earth’s atmosphere. As these meteorites fall, they burn up and leave a short-lived trail of light—a meteor. Like stars, meteorites exist in plenty. In much the same way that the universe is constructed, our human realm is in some

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