BLACKNESS & CINEMA — Summer Cinema at Haus der Kunst

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Language
Event in German and English
Duration
Reservation
Reservation required
Admission
10 € / reduced admission: 7 € / Remaining tickets available at the box office


Event overview

Day 2: Friday 07.08. MUSIC
Malik Hassan Sayeed & Arthur Jafa: Adrian Younge: New Soul Rebel, (2015), 20 Min, OV, FSK 0
Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott: Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace (2018), 86 Min, Original with german subtitles, FSK 0

BLACKNESS & CINEMA
Summer open air cinema screening as part of the exhibition "Theaster Gates. Black Chapel"

In his hometown of Chicago, Theaster Gates is reknown not only as an artist and archivist of Black culture, but also as an activist who works with the Rebuild Foundation, which he founded to improve the quality of life of his community. Among the public events he organizes are summer open-air cinema screenings. Inspired by this, Haus der Kunst is hosting a three-day film series on its terrace, in which many of the central themes of Gates’ multifaceted installation “Black Chapel” are echoed: the experiences of structural racism; the transformative power of Black music; and the representation of Black women. By building upon Gates’ installation, the film selection considers the spirit of a project that emphasizes the presence of strong, life-affirming Black figures and celebrates the everyday culture of the Black community. In light of the newly emerging conflicts in the US and beyond, this desire to clearly demonstrate structural and internalized racism without falling back upon media recitations of ‘Black suffering’ has taken on a renewed sense of urgency.

Day 2: MUSIC

Malik Hassan Sayeed & Arthur Jafa: Adrian Younge: New Soul Rebel, (2015), 20 Min, OV, FSK 0
This portrait deals with an exceptional musical talent: Adrian Younge. As a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Younge is a sought-after artist among hip-hop and R&B greats. In addition to focusing on the musician’s virtuosity, Malik Hassan Sayeed and Arthur Jafa highlight Younge’s ability to take inspiration from the past to create new, progressive music. 

Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott: Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace (2018), 86 Min, Original with German subtitles, FSK 0
The documentary focuses on two concerts hosted by the soul legend at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. Due to a technical glitch that stopped the image and audio from running in sync, the recordings were only allowed to be shown after the singer’s death. “Amazing Grace” now presents for the first time both appearances in which Aretha Franklin reflected on her roots and created the best-selling gospel album in history.

Program:

Day 1: Thursday 06.08. LOVE & RACE
Theaster Gates: Dance of Malaga (2019), 20 Min., OV
Melina Matsoukas: Queen & Slim (2019), 132 Min., Original with german subtitles, FSK 12

Day 2: Friday 07.08. MUSIC
Malik Hassan Sayeed & Arthur Jafa: Adrian Younge: New Soul Rebel, (2015), 20 Min, OV, FSK 0
Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott: Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace (2018), 86 Min, Original with german subtitles, FSK 0

Day 3: Saturday 08.08. BLACK MADONNAS
Kahlil Joseph: Wildcat (2013), 7 Min., OV
Steve McQueen, Widows (2018), 129 Min., Original with german subtitles, FSK 16

TICKETS:
The online sale is finished. Remaining tickets are available at the box office.

The exhibition "Theaster Gates. Black Chapel" is open on Thursday until 10 pm and on Friday and Saturday until 9 pm.

The terrace is equipped with deckchairs. Blankets can be brought along.

Drinks and snacks from the Golden Bar. Ice cream from Del Fiore.

Films begin at dusk, around 9.15 pm. Admission is from 9.30 pm.
If the weather is rainy, the films are shown inside.