Yes, Hannes Brühwiler and Andrew Grant are friends, but even if I’d never heard of either of them, I’d still be telling you that they really know how to put together a program. They’ve just announced the lineup for Unknown Pleasures #6, Berlin’s festival of American independent film. The 2014 edition will open on January 1 with The Immigrant and, as a related read, let me recommend Scott Foundas‘s new piece for Variety, “One or Two Things I Know About James Gray.”
Alongside the main program there’ll be special sidebars featuring works by Travis Wilkerson, restorations, and more. The overview:
Joanna Arnow’s i hate myself and Month One (co-directed with Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley). And Arnow will be on hand.
Nick Bentgen’s Northern Light.
J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost.
Libbie D. Cohn and J.P. Sniadecki’s People’s Park.
James Gray’s The Immigrant (opening film).
Werner Herzog‘s Death Row II.
Gabe Klinger’s Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater.
Mike Ott‘s Pearblossom Hwy. And Ott’ll be in Berlin, too.
Alexander Payne’s Nebraska.
Joel Potrykus’s Ape.
Paul Schrader’s The Canyons.
Nathan Silver’s Soft in the Head. Silver will be here.
Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley.
Matt Wolf’s Teenage.
THE FILMS OF TRAVIS WILKERSON
An Accelerated Under-Development: In the Idiom of Santiago Alvarez (1999/2003).
An Injury to One (2002).
Who Killed Cock Robin? (2005/2010).
Distinguished Flying Cross (2011).
The Communist Situation in California (2013).
THE PAST IS PRESENT
Kevin Jerome Everson‘s The Island of St. Matthews.
Alain LeTrouneau’s Open Road.
Stephen Silha and Eric Slade’s Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton.
And a program of shorts: Michael Almereyda’s Skinningrove, Nathaniel Dorsky’s August and Thereafter, Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena Harold’s U. of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 1976, Alfred Guzzetti’s Time Exposure, Ted Kennedy’s Pittsburgh 8/5/68, James Sansing’s Verses, and Matt Wolf’s I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard.
REMASTERED AND RESTORED
Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003/2013).
John Hanson and Rob Nilsson’s Northern Lights (1978).
Screenings will be happening at the Babylon through January 15.