Nan Goldin vs. David LaChapelle // Open Air Cinema

Berlin Film Society & Berliner Union Film
present

NAN GOLDIN VS. DAVID LACHAPELLE
-Open Air Cinema-

Join us for a provocative and insightful exploration of Nan Goldin and David LaChapelle’s life and work! Two of the most distinctive and prominent photographers of the 21st century come together in a unique double-bill screening of “Nan Goldin – I Remember Your Face” by Sabine Lidl and “Eye Candy – The Crazy World of David LaChapelle’ by directed by Hilka Sinning.

★ NAN GOLDIN – I REMEMBER YOUR FACE ★
“My photos originate from relations, not from observations.”
– Nan Goldin –

Nan Goldin
 is known as one of the most important contemporary photographers. Her work provokes, excites and shocks. The subjects of her photographs are most often sex, drugs and violence and therefore also linked to death. In this film, Goldin grants a very personal insight into her life; she behaves as ruthlessly candid as she does with her subjects, with a disarming humor. The result is a unique and very personal work.

To capture Nan Goldin and her radical and poetic life, the filmmaker Sabine Lidl accompanied the artist alone with the camera. The pivot is Berlin, where she lived for three years in the 1990s.

★ EYE CANDY – THE CRAZY WORLD OF DAVID LA CHAPELLE ★
“If you want reality, take the bus.”
– David LaChapelle –

David LaChapelle illustrates what he experiences: America’s everyday insanity – totally ordinary surrealism. Only at first glance does LaChapelle remain on the surface of things. At second glance his photos are often more “evil”, full of ironic breaks, references to fringe groups and excesses of modern lifestyle.

LaChapelle wants to take hold of a brutally commercialised and profoundly pornographic world. And stars like Elton John, Pamela Anderson or Justin Timberlake are willing to submit to the wild versions of this Pop-Artist. In New York, roads are closed when his gallery opens a new exhibition. In Italy, he is taken as the “Fellini of Photography”.

★ ABOUT BERLINER UNION FILM ★
Overlooking Berlin’s famous Tempelhof airport, the Berliner Union Film campus is an iconic production site with a rich history. The campus buildings were originally built in 1912 and for the past 100 years have played a role in creating movie and television productions.

Now the Berliner Union Film Campus opens its doors for the first time to collaborate with the Berlin Film Society to create a unique Open Air Summer Film Series.

Friday 28 July
Doors Open: 20:00
Films Start: 21:15

€13 // €11 students
(includes booking fee + welcome treats and one drink)
Adults only
Book ticket online via Eventbrite here

LOCATION: 
Berliner Union Film
Oberlandstraße 26-35
12099 Berlin

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Two of the most distinctive and prominent photographers of the 21st century come together in a unique double-bill film event featuring two rare and acclaimed documentaries. Join us on Friday 28th July at Berliner Union Film for a provocative and insightful exploration of Nan Goldin and David LaChapelle's life and work!