14.02.2017 - Anthony Killick, Youssef Shazli, Verena von Stackelberg, moderated by Agnès Salson
Since the digital revolution, the doomsday prophecies of the death of the local cinema have proven largely unfounded. On the contrary, many innovative screening spaces are cropping up across regions worldwide. This trend is evidence that going to cinema is about more than watching films. As part of the highly popular “Berlinale Goes Kiez” initiative, this session takes place in the brand new w o l f in Berlin Neukölln. The “wolf-gang” and other creators of exciting community cinemas in Germany, the UK and Egypt present their projects and address practical concerns such as financing, curatorship, social engagement and architecture.
Agnès Salson is a cinema exhibition graduate from the French film school La Fémis (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son). In 2014, she toured the cinemas of France with her partner Mikael Arnal and recorded their findings in the book “Dream the Cinemas, Tomorrow.” In 2015, they hit the road again to visit cinemas all over Europe and to gather the most innovative ideas in cinema exhibition today. Their comprehensive survey features detailed descriptions and photos at www.tourdescinemas.com.