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B-Movie Lust & Sound In West Berlin 1979-89 (R18+)

Co-Presented by Groovescooter + the Goethe-Institute

Mark Reeder is a guest of the Vivid Live festival

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Co-Presented by Groovescooter + the Goethe-Institute

Mark Reeder is a guest of the Vivid Live festival

With MARK REEDER LIVE IN CONVERSATION

In Sydney to support his old friends New Order at their SOH Vivid Live concerts, Mark Reeder – the star protagonist of runaway underground success film B-Movie Lust & Sound In West Berlin 1979-89, will be live In Conversation for one very special screening at Golden Age.

Spanning post-punk to Berlin’s infamous Love Parade parties, and featuring unbelievable footage of Joy Division, Gudrun Gut, Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave, Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria!, Cristiane F, DJ Westbam and others, B-Movie is a fast-paced, debauched trip through ‘80s Berlin and one of the most fertile artistic decades & cities in history. In the eighties Berlin was like a B-Movie, ugly and poor, but wild, creative, and incredibly sexy. Manchester-born Berlin refugee, Mark Reeder not only lived through the decade, he captured a lot of what went on this town that never slept, on his super-8 camera. From personal footage of Nick Cave’s bedroom, to wild punk gigs, absurdist art performances in galleries, the birth of German techno, street protests and the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall.

WHY SHOULD YOU SEE THIS FILM?

Already fast becoming a cult-classic since it’s film festival circuit debut late last year, B-Movie is crammed with never-before seen footage of now well-known artists, who not only changed the course of music but have since gone on to make world-wide names for them selves. This screening is also a unique opportunity to meet narrator/protagonist Mark Reeder and ask him your own questions. A great story teller and someone who seemingly knows everyone, journalist/musician Reeder began life in Berlin as Factory Records‘ German representative, organising the first gig there for a pre-New Order Joy Division. He also scored himself a gig documenting ‘80s Berlin for BBC TV at the time, before heading up influential electronic/techno label MFS (Paul Van Dyke, Cosmic Baby et al). Since then he’s done a lot of things, and amazingly remembers most of them.

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