A series of mises-en-scène by Florian Wüst
Special Guest: Stephan Geene
In a series of monthly evenings, Florian Wüst seeks to contextualize Salon Populaire spatially: by showing and commenting on selected film references and excerpts, he reflects on the history and the present of West Berlin – as the ‘storefront of the free West’, as a site for the squatting movements of the early 1980s, as well as a current ‘virgin land’ for galleries and art spaces.
With the last event of the series, Film City Berlin reaches the recent past: the coming of age of the re-united city, symbolized by retro-style representational architecture and private town houses filling up the empty lots. The evening reflects on Berlin's social transformations, the processes of commercialisation and the alleged rise of the so called creative class ever since the turn of the millenium.
The program starts at 8 p.m. & the bar will be open.