*FREE* SCREENING OF "TWO A.M." BY LORETTA FAHRENHOLZ ON JANUARY 30TH AT STUDIO 52 ALLSTON
Legendary cult cinema comes to Allson for one night only. Q&A with director to follow screening.
Legendary cult cinema comes to Allston for one night only. Q&A with director to follow screening. Don't miss the Northeast premiere of this rare and acclaimed film by contemporary artist and filmmaker, Loretta Fahrenholz. Two A.M. expounds on issues of freedom, class, and nihilism present in her previous films. Through close collaboration with artists, performers and writers including: Lil Buck, K8 Hardy, Emily Sundblad, Caroline Busta, John Kelsey and Kim Gordon, her work challenges traditional film practices by including her subjects into the direction the film. This agency on the part of the subject often produces tangential and accidental occurrences that are then weaved into the film experience, blending documentary and narrative cinema. This emerging approach is dubbed "post-cinema" and has been classified as referring to Situationist Art by critics.
"Two A.M." (2019) A film by Loretta Fahrenholz
*Free* Screening at Studio 52
52 Everett St, Allston MA 02134
January 30th, 2020 * 7-10pm
With "Two A.M.", Fahrenholz pushes these bounds even further by employing guerilla filmmaking tactics to build a dystopian totalitarian society using street-shot images of the public demonstrations, debauchery, and everyday life. This voyeuristic approach, working in contrast to previous projects, selectively removes agency and re-contextualizes strangers to produce a "hyper-real" feeling as described by Jean Baudrillard in The Perfect Crime. The film comes with a message of the importance of freedom and privacy in a time marked by rising political reactions to oppressive consolidations of power. This message is made even more powerful by Fahrenholz's position as a German artist commenting on the rise in of fascism in 1930's Germany.
Loretta Fahrenholz, Two A.M. (2019), DCP, colour, sound, 80 min.
Two A.M. is a hallucinatory tale of coercion, control, and peer-to-peer surveillance on the fringes of present-day Berlin.
Fahrenholz draws on Irmgard Keun's 1937 novel, After Midnight, for her protagonist, Sanna. Where Keun's young narrator turned a septic eye on the rise of the Nazis in prewar Germany, Fahrenholz's Sanna is pitted against her own overbearing family of mind-reading 'Watchers,' who use their powers to monitor the thoughts and feelings of their human counterparts. As a police state tightens its grip in the face of increasing social unrest, Sanna goes on the run from her volatile Watcher aunt and reconnects with her sister Algin, a blacklisted pop star. But when an escape from her claustrophobic past seems just within reach, events conspire against Sanna and her allies, in an unpredictable fever dream of desire, voyeurism, and political chaos.
Loretta Fahrenholz (b. 1981 in Starnberg) lives and work in Berlin. Recent films include Mashes of the Afternoon (2018), My Throat, My Air (2013), Ditch Plains (2013), Grand Openings Return of the Blogs (2012), Que Bárbara (2011), Implosion (2011) and Haust (2010)
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