26 January 2018

9. Academy Discussion [and …]
Long Live the Cinema! The Situation of Cinema in Germany

Alfred Holighaus in discussion with Christian Bräuer, Peter Dinges, Hans W. Geißendörfer, Joachim Kühn and Jeanine Meerapfel

6 February 2018, 8 pm (Tuesday)
Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
Admission: € 6/4, free admission for under 19s
Tickets: T +49 (0)30 200 57-1000, ticket@adk.de, www.adk.de/tickets
Press tickets: T +49 (0)30 200 57-1514, presse@adk.de 

Auteur films, documentaries and artistic film essays are disappearing more and more from movie screens. Cinemas in small towns are fighting for their existence. The community experience at the cinema faces the ubiquitous availability of streaming services. The joy of cinema, the fear of its disappearance and the courage to start new theatres are some of the issues at stake.
From 6 pm on, current film trailers will be shown. (Beuys by Andres Veiel, 2017; In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts by Matti Geschonneck, screenplay: Wolfgang Kohlhaase, 2017; Überleben in Neukölln by Rosa von Praunheim, 2017; Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy by Thomas Riedelsheimer, 2017; Playing God by Karin Jurschick, 2017). 

Christian Bräuer, CEO of Yorck Kinogruppe and president of AG Kino
Peter Dinges, CEO FFA
Hans W. Geißendörfer, producer and film director 
Alfred Holighaus, SPIO president
Joachim Kühn, owner film theatre and CEO RFF
Jeanine Meerapfel, film director and president of the Academy of Arts 


Contact: Bettina C. Huber, Presidential Secretary, T +49 (0)30 200 57-1502, huber@adk.de