Programmers Hannes Brühwiler and Andrew Grant have put together another outstanding lineup for Unknown Pleasures, Berlin’s festival of American independent film. The seventh edition of the city’s first festival of the year will be running from January 1 through 16.
Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens’s Land Ho! German premiere.
Gregg Araki’s White Bird in a Blizzard.
Vera Brunner-Sung’s Bella Vista. Berlin premiere.
Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan’s For the Plasma. German premiere.
Joe Dante’s Burying the Ex. German premiere.
Abel Ferrara’s Welcome to New York. Berlin premiere.
Robert Greene‘s Actress. German premiere.
Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn’s L for Leisure. German premiere.
Ernst Karel’s Single Stream, screening with Deborah Stratman’s Hacked Circuit and Scott Stark’s The Realist.
John Magary’s The Mend, screening with Ted Fendt’s Travel Plans.
Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent.
Jim Mickle’s Cold in July.
Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
Jessica Oreck’s The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga. German premiere.
Mike Ott‘s Lake Los Angeles. German premiere.
Nathan Silver‘s Uncertain Terms. And Nathan Silver will be here for the Berlin premiere.
Tim Sutton‘s Memphis. And Willis Earl Beal will be on hand for the German premiere.
Joe Swanberg‘s Happy Christmas. German premiere.
Gina Telaroli’s Here’s to the Future! (international premiere), screening with Thom Andersen’s The Tony Longo Trilogy.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky’s Ellie Lumme, screening with a surprise short by Whit Stillman and ::kogonada’s Against Tyranny.
SPECIAL PROGRAM: ALFRED GUZZETTI
In past editions, Unknown Pleasures has devoted special programs to Thom Andersen, John Gianvito and Travis Wilkerson. This year, the spotlight’s on the award-winning director of documentary and experimental films and tapes, Alfred Guzzetti.
Program 1: Family Portrait Sittings (1975) and Time Exposure (2011).
Program 2: Scenes from Childhood (1980).
Program 3: Night Vision (2005) and Pictures from a Revolution (1991).
Program 4: Air (1971), What Actually Happened (1996), Under the Rain (1997), Down from the Mountains (2002), The Tower of Industrial Life (2000), Still Point (2009) and Time Present (2013).
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