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Berlinale Goes Kiez 2019

Since 2010, Berlinale Goes Kiez has honoured the vibrant diversity of cinemas throughout the capital and surrounding regions by featuring one local cinema as an additional Berlinale venue on each of seven consecutive evenings. Daily, from February 9 to 15, 2019, when the Red Carpet is rolled out in a different neighbourhood, not only the film teams will be in the limelight, but also the cinemas themselves and their visitors. For its tenth anniversary, Berlinale Goes Kiez is returning to several movie theatres it went to in its first year, as well as visiting three local cinemas for the first time.

In short video portraits Andrea Stosiek (Sputnik Kino), Matthias Stütz (Kino Union), Elisa Rosi and Hansi Oostinga (Lichtblick Kino), Oliver Speiser (b-ware! Ladenkino), Thomas Baumann (Blauer Stern), Elena Zimmer-Bashir (Odeon) as well as Anne Lakeberg and Wiebke Thomsen (City Kino Wedding) invite viewers to come and get to know their venues. Moreover, they are on hand to greet visitors personally at the screenings, and in doing so underscore the openness and charm of Berlinale Goes Kiez.
The full programme will be announced on January 29.
As of February 4, tickets for the regular screenings will be available at all locations where Berlinale tickets are on sale, and at the respective neighbourhood cinemas.

This year’s Berlinale Goes Kiez will again honour the festival’s commitment to break down barriers and enable cultural participation with a special event in a prison.

Saturday, Feb 09 – Sputnik Kino (Kreuzberg)

Andrea Stosiek (Sputnik Kino)

Sunday, Feb 10 – – Kino Union (Friedrichshagen)

Matthias Stütz (Kino Union)

Monday, Feb 11 – Lichtblick-Kino (Prenzlauer Berg)

Elisa Rosi and Hansi Oostinga (Lichtblick Kino)

Tuesday, Feb 12 – b-ware! Ladenkino (Friedrichshain)

Oliver Speiser (b-ware! Ladenkino)

Wednesday, Feb 13 – Blauer Stern (Pankow)

Thomas Baumann (Blauer Stern)

Thursday, Feb 14 – Odeon (Schöneberg)

Elena Zimmer-Bashir (Odeon)

Friday, Feb 15 – City Kino Wedding

Anne Lakeberg and Wiebke Thomsen (City Kino Wedding)

Special event in the JVA Plötzensee penal institution

Helena Zengel in Systemsprenger by Nora Fingscheidt

On Thursday, February 14, Systemsprenger by Nora Fingscheidt from the Competition will screen at the JVA Plötzensee penal institution at 5 pm. For the first time this special event will also be open to outside visitors. Together with leading actress Helena Zengel, as well as producers Peter Hartwig, Jonas Weydemann, and co-producer Frauke Kolbmüller, director Nora Fingscheidt will be on hand after the screening for a discussion with the audience.

Due to the unusual venue, there will be special admission regulations. Tickets for the event may only be purchased in advance at Berlinale central ticket counters and by registering with your full name. Tickets are non-transferable, that is, may only be used by those who bought them.

On the day of the event, ticket holders will be admitted to the JVA Plötzensee only on presentation of a valid identity card or passport. Valuables — such as mobile phones, keys, money, credit cards, as well as food — may not be brought into the facility. A limited number of lockers will be available, yet since they are small, do not bring any large bags or luggage.
Please allow 45 minutes to get in. There’s no admission for latecomers.

Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 5 pm
Special event at the JVA Plötzensee penal institution
Systemsprenger by Nora Fingscheidt (Competition)
Please note: Screening without English subtiles, Q&A in German language
Justizvollzugsanstalt Plötzensee
Friedrich-Olbricht-Damm 17 (enter at Gate II)
13627 Berlin