The Local View ? Neighbourhood Cinemas and Alternative Film Projects

Many small neighbourhood cinemas invested in the future. The digital options for showing films are opening up new vistas for alternative projects. Not all of them are legal.... more more

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Saturday 19 - Friday 25 June, 2010

At the Berlin Biennale, Belgian artist Renzo Martens encourages the Congolese to enjoy their poverty. Historian Dan Diner supports Turkey's foreign policy somersault. Philosopher Daniel Dennett says the media squandered a massive opportunity by not publishing the Mohammed cartoons. Hanover's local paper reports on an intercultural dialogue that had to be put on hold for a moment - due to flying stones. The Süddeutsche Zeitung was winded by the harshness of Christa Wolf's revolutionary zeal. And the taz just can't get enough of really long Asian films.
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Saturday 12 - 18 June, 2010

Curator Jean-Christophe Ammann explains why the female body is the first victim of global art. The taz checks out the South African design scene. Necla Kelek presents a new study which links religious belief in young Muslims with a reluctance to integrate. Dutch writer Geert Mak blames provincialism for the election results in the Netherlands. The Slovak elections, says Michael Hvorecky, were a triumph against populism.
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Saturday 5 - Friday 11 June, 2010

Warsaw curator Pawel Leszkowicz talks about changing attitudes to homosexuality in Poland. Der Freitag profiles Pierre Assouline, the first literary critic to elicit 1000 readers' comments with an essay on Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt. Western liberals are to blame for dismantling universal human rights, according to Caroline Fourest in Perlentaucher. Speaking in honour of Marcel Reich-Ranicki at the Börne award ceremony, Henryk Broder bids him to show more engagement for Israel. And a German book on the mafia has Italians seeing red.
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Saturday 29 May - Friday 4 June, 2010

David Grossman voices his desperation about the "Free Gaza" debacle. Henning Mankell, on the other hand, describes it as a resounding success. Composer Heinz Holliger declares his love for Schumann's madness. The Tagesspiegel decries the moral chestbeating of the German media in condemnation of former president Horst Köhler. Iranian film maker Jafar Panahi diagnoses the prison guard's fear of the cinema. And we learn why the sonic 'mosquito' is just enough to keep the kids at bay.
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