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Film Night: Happiness

A film By TODD SOLONDZ

Wednesday, August 27
21:00 — Mindpirates Vereinsheim (Entry: €3)

A seemingly normal group of characters (several of them related) living in well to do America each harbour disturbing dysfunctions. Among them are a Psychiatrist, husband and father who has paedophilic tendencies, a phone-sex pest, and a plus-sized woman with a secret.

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Film Night: Profondo Rosso

A film by Dario Argento

Wednesday, September 3
21:00 — Mindpirates Vereinsheim (Entry: €3)

Blow-Up star David Hemmings plays a jazz pianist who, while working in Rome, witnesses the brutal murder of a famous psychic. Befriended by an assertive female reporter (Daria Nicolodi), Hemmings seeks to solve the mystery, only to find himself a suspect, then a target, drawn into a shocking web of dementia, savagery and violence.

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Film Night: Crumb

A film by Terry Zwigoff

Wednesday, September 10
21:00 — Mindpirates Vereinsheim

An intimate documentary portrait of the controversial underground comic artist Robert Crumb and his traumatized family.
Crumb, who created a.o. cult characters FRITZ THE CAT and Mr. NATURAL or the comic strip KEEP ON TRUCKIN’, became a household name in popular American art thanks to his unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter.
He was also a person hanging onto sanity by his fingernails.

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Film Night: My Own Private Idaho

A film by Gus van Sant

Wednesday, August 20
21:00 — Mindpirates Vereinsheim (Entry €3)

Gus Van Sant’s MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO – the title taken from a B52s song, and the story, in part, from Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts I and II – stars River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves as two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest from the grungy streets to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home.

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Film Night: Man Bites Dog

A film by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel & Benoit Poelvoorde

Wednesday, August 13
21:00 — Mindpirates Vereinsheim

What a delightful, happy boy Benoit was. How charming and bright and singular.

This is what the grandparents and mother of the hero in the weirdly funny Belgian comedy “Man Bites Dog” have to say about their darling, now-grown-up boy. And yes, we would certainly have to agree that Benoit is a unique fellow. He plays the piano, spouts poetry and discourses on the aethestic corruption of senior citizen housing. All in all, he’s good, if somewhat domineering, company.

That is, if you don’t mind his being a mass murderer.

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Love and Anarchy

A film by Lina Wertmüller

Wednesday, July 30
20:00 — Mindpirates Vereinsheim

In 1930s fascist Italy, the employees of a popular Roman bordello realize that the young freckle-faced and soft-spoken bumpkin (Giancarlo Giannini) who just took up lodging at the brothel, under the invitation of the anti-fascist prostitute Salomé (Mariangela Melato) is planning to assassinate Mussolini. When one of the girls (Lina Polito) falls in love with him, she’s torn between saving him and devotion to her country.
This is the film that put Italian director Lina Wertmüller on the map of world cinema.
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