Bar 25: Days Out of Time
Mike Newell

Bar 25: Days Out of Time

Screening+Party

Friday 5 October: 20:00

Repeat Screening

Saturday 6 October, 20:00

Location & Duration:

Various - 96 mins

Director: Britta Mischer, Nana Yuriko Country: Germany
Writer: Britta Mischer, Nana Yuriko Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Peppa Meissner, Alexander Schmalz Print Source: 25films and Arden Film
Producer: Arden Film : Andro Steinborn, Ben Schneider / 25films : Peppa Meissner, Britta Mischer, Alexander Schmalz, Nana Yuriko
Cast: Danny Faber, Quentin Tarantino, Britta Arnold

International Premiere

Bar25 follows the creators of Berlin's legendary Bar25, four young individuals who turn social conventions upside down as a counterculture in the 21st century. Their freewheeling way of life, music, individuality and never ending energy transforms a riverside wasteland into a fantasyland by the river Spree. Bar 25 is a wonderland-night-and-day-club in Berlin, an enchanted adventure playground where adults become children again.

Lotta, Danny, Christoph and Juval live as a community on the grounds of the bar, sharing a trailer and a toilet despite the fact that the bar makes close to 2 million Euros in revenues per year. The film investigates the ambivalence of the community, of these so-called ‘business hippies’, questioning whether their form of living is valuable and authentic or if their hedonistic never-ending parties are a mere form of escapism.

Bar25 means endless dancing, swings that fly right up into the sky, mud wars and confetti baths with pirates, cowboys and Indians. It is a place to live, to drink, to dance, to create- a nightlife venue and daytime workspace, a wellness oasis and gourmet mecca. Worlds away from society’s conventions and norms, it became the melting pot from which a truly Berlin culture emerged. With the growing success and pressure, the ideals of the group begin to crack. The film investigates the discrepancy between ideology and the desire of freedom.

 

Ticket Information

Screening+Party: Friday 5 October 2012 at Village Underground (8pm-4am)
Entry: £10
Tickets available here
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Screening Only: Saturday 6 October 2012 at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
Ticket: £10
Tickets available here
Free access to Raindance Screening & Events Pass Holders