Videoart at midnight #120:
Cast & Crew Premiere: When Susan Sontag was Sitting in the Audience
Friday, March 11th, 2022, 24:00 | midnight add to calendar
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
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