27 July 2021
Aus heiterem Himmel
(Out of The Blue)
Marie-Susanne Ebert, Claudia Schilinski, Ingrid Oppermann, Renate Sami, Anke Oehme, Ebba Jahn, Monika Funke-Stern, Barbara Kasper, and Angi Welz-Rommel
The Cold War was a long era of political tension between the East and West and capitalism and real socialism. One of its most intense phases was the dispute over medium-range missiles between 1979 and 1983. It’s been 40 years now since the permanent threat of a new war is dominating the social mood. How could it have been otherwise, when the state called for stockpiling of educational films on television and educated about the use of bunkers and gas masks? Bunkers have been built and repaired. Some companies have even offered bunkers for your backyards. The embodiment of this threat is the nuclear bomb, a weapon that not only destroys human life but also contaminates the environment. The dangerous thing about the bomb is the deadly radiation, which is invisible to the human eye.
In the beginning of the 1980s, nine Berlin artists got together and decided to artistically deal with the current threatening political situation. For this purpose, they formed a film collective that worked on a project called „Aus heiterem Himmel“ (en. Out of the Blue). It was an experimental episodic film that consisted of nine parts, with each participant producing one episode. Although each episode had a single author, the films were made collectively, with the joint effort of all the members. Thematically, the films revolve around the threat of new war from very different, and sometimes very personal perspectives.
Aus heiterem Himmel (OUT OF THE BLUE) • 1982 • 110 min • 16mm
Directed by Marie-Susanne Ebert, Claudia Schilinski, Ingrid Oppermann, Renate Sami, Anke Oehme, Ebba Jahn, Monika Funke-Stern, Barbara Kasper, and Angi Welz-Rommel
Production: Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
GUESTS: Anke Oehme, Angi Welz-Rommel, Renate Sami, Monika Funke-Stern
PROJECTION in 16 mm !!!!
27. 07.2021 at 7:30 pm
Raum für drastische Maßnahmen , Oderstr. 34, 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Admission only with a daily negative corona test, full proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. Masks required at seat.