Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Potsdamer Platz Nights

Went to another Secret Cinema event over the weekend. This one had a teutonic flavour and was housed in an amazing derelict cinema on Shepherd's Bush Green with it's exterior dressed to resemble the Potsdamer Platz U-Bahn station in Berlin. The screening turned out to be the classic Wim Wenders movie Wings Of Desire and the venue was decked out like the film's Metropol club with live music acts and scenes enacted all around. The cinema itself was impressive and doubled up as a circus space with live trapeze artists mimicking the moves of the Marion character as she performs in the Circus Alekan on screen. This gorgeous art-house film was a brave choice for the organisers and I think they really pulled it off. I first saw this film about twenty years ago and I've always remembered the impact it had on me which I'm glad to say hasn't diminished in the least.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Looks great.Fair play to the organisers for putting so much into it.