DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

DesireWillSetYouFreeThursday, April 14, 9:30 PM
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DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

(2015, 92 min, Dir. Yony Leyser)
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A hedonistic journey through Berlin’s modern queer underground featuring appearances from Nina Hagen, Peaches, and Einstürzende Neubauten.

A young American writer of Palestinian and Israeli parentage falls for a Russian hustler and introduces him to the city’s alternative hotspots where he is taught about the lingering remnants of WWII, the Weimar Republic, Bowie, and the party kids of today.  Much like taking a drug itself, the line between reality and desire is blurred in the land of excess.

desire-still-2Filmed entirely in Berlin, the film uses the venues and performance locations typical of local performers.  Performers include “Godmother of Punk” Nina Hagen, cult musician and performance artist Peaches, pioneer of Queer Cinema Rosa von Praunheim, R&B and electronic artist Blood Orange, and industrial legends Einsturzende Neubauten.  Desire Will Set You Free is a story of young people discovering themselves in the neon-tinged glow of the night, emerging from the darkness to mold the world into the shape of their desires.

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