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Art Hub Film Club, Spring Season 2024 - Is This Fate, by Helga Reidemeister English subtitles. Q&A after the films. May 29th, 19.00-21.00. Gratis adgang. Free entry.
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In the spring of 2024, the Art Hub Film Club, presented by artist Loretta Fahrenholz, will feature a selection of films that delve into the emergence of filmmaking during the 1970s and 1980s in Berlin, spurred by the women’s liberation movements.

Female directors renegotiated the male dominated New German Cinema and experimented with highly subjective, wildly diverse forms of filmic expression. All films are marked by their defiance of commercial norms, that seek to invent new languages of political filmmaking. By transferring these methods and narratives into contemporary culture Fahrenholz echo this tradition and creates an overlap of temporalities.

The films Two A.M. by Loretta Fahrenholz, Is This Fate by Helga Reidemeister and Ticket of No Return by Ulrike Ottinger represents the act of filmmaking for what it has been for many women, across the decades and around the globe, a terrain of feminist struggle, and a way of not only relating to society, but remaking it.

See details about the programming below.

About Art Hub Film Club

Art Hub Copenhagen works to share knowledge of various forms of visual art practice: for example, by creating new, experimental contexts that can help nuance the multifaceted nature of contemporary art. Art Hub Film Club casts a spotlight on film, video and the moving image, and on the essential role these media play in contemporary art.

Art Hub Film Club featuring Loretta Fahrenholz

- 'Is this Fate' by Helga Reidemeister

May 29th, from 19-21

Helga Reidemeister’s documentary ’Is this Fate’ revolves around questions such as how can we raise non-violent people in a violent society? The documentary which was shot over many years follows a divorced mother, Irene Rakowitz who lives with her two youngest children in Märkisches Viertel, the biggest housing estate in West Berlin at the time (70ies). She has freed herself from her husband but struggles to escape the everyday violence of family life, in which conflicts escalate instead of abating.

In dialogue with one fractured family unit, filmmaker Helga Reidemeister points to the failures of the present in the hope of a fairer tomorrow.

The film is presented in German with English subtitles.