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Videoart at midnight #120: When Susan Sontag was Sitting in the Audience Cast & Crew Premiere!

Eintritt frei | admission free

Its been 50 years since the infamous panel discussion »A Dialogue on Womens Liberation« took place in New Yorks Town Hall: Norman Mailer, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, Jaqueline Ceballos and Diana Trilling argue, laugh and perform on stage. In the audience Susan Sontag, Cynthia Ozick and Betty Friedan.

The intellectual elite of New York. 50 years later in Berlin Saralisa Volm and RP Kahl fight against and with each other as Germaine Greer and Norman Mailer in a reenactment for the theatre stage and continue the discussion outside of their stage roles together with Luise Helm, Heike Melba-Fendel and Celine Yildirim.

The rehearsals for the reenactment condense into a profound exchange of blows in the now, the age of »Me Too«. A playful piece about the fierce beginnings of a new feminism and their reverberation in our days.

On the occasion of the International Womens Day we invite the cast & crew to celebrate the Berlin premiere of: When Susan Sontag was Sitting in the Audience, 2022, 86 min directed by RP Kahl with Saralisa Volm, Luise Helm, Heike-Melba Fendel, Celine Yildirim, RP Kahl and Cynthia Buchheim, Stefanie Schuster, Mario Mentrup, Kirstin Warnke, Sonja Hilberger Studio RPK, Cornelsen Films, Independent Partners Film in cooperation with Chappalingo Films, Film und Mehr, Kunstverein Hamburg, Ballhaus Ost Berlin Script Saralisa Volm, RP Kahl Producer RP Kahl, Christopher Cornelsen, Torsten Neumann Co-Producer Christoph Gampl, Angela Schmitt-Gläser DOP Christoph Gampl, Elena Friedrich, Markus Hirner Sound Design + Mix Jürgen Schulz Editing Angelo Wemmje

Wir freuen uns Euch zu sehen | we are looking forward to seeing you Herzliche Grüße | best regards Ivo Wessel, Olaf Stüber

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