Tuesday, June 16, 2009
News from Berlin: Tilda Swinton is here and getting back on her bike to travel along what used to be the Berlin Wall. The original 1998 film by Cynthia Beatt, had her biking the length of the Berlin Wall in 1988. Beatt filmed the journey, and it was called "Cycling the Frame". I will see it this Sunday evening at Kino Arsenal, part of Berlin's Film Museum. This new portion will retrace their trip and will be called "Cycling the Invisible Frame." Frieder Schlaich of Berlin's Filmgalerie 451 will produce. The title refers to the fact that while the wall has been demolished, there remains what is called an invisible "wall in the minds" dividing east and west Germany.