Our mates at the Berlin Film Society are at it again, as they have just announced the launch of DOCUMENTARY DONNERSTAG, a unique programme of award-winning documentary films curated from the most acclaimed international film festivals, and brought to Berlin for your viewing pleasure on a series of Thursday evenings.
The first half of the programme (28th March – 18th April) includes the recently restored version of Shirley Clarke’s groundbreaking PORTAIT OF JASON (1967), the controversial Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (Eugene Jarecki, 2012), Chris Marker’s stunning SANS SOLEIL (1983), and the remarkable SXSW-winning film MARWENCOL (Jeff Malmberg, 2010).
The second half of the programme (2nd – 23rd May) will be announced to Berlin Film Society members via the newsletter on 11th April, with a public announcement made on 18th April.
Documentary Donnerstag is being hosted by Urban Spree in Friedrichshain, there is food and an after party, and entry costs €8 (€4 for Film Society members). The first event is on the 28th March – check out the facebook page – and the film to be showing is Jeff Melmberg’s MARWENCOL:
After a vicious attack leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in “Marwencol”, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. When Mark and his photographs are discovered, a prestigious New York gallery sets up an art show. Suddenly Mark’s homemade therapy is deemed “art”, forcing him to choose between the safety of his fantasy life in Marwencol and the real world that he’s avoided since the attack.
Berlin Film Society website