Showing posts from September, 2007

the transatlantic feedback wins best editing prize at milan

monks- the transatlantic feedback wins the Prize for Best Editing at the Milano Doc Festival The award ceremony night will take place the 30th of September in the Teatro Dal Verme – Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 , Milano at 9 pm.

monks documentary, german theatrical release

German theatrical release: October 4th You can find dates and a list of theaters where the film will play at

monks documentary, trailer

monks live 2007

Monks fans will have two new and maybe last chances to see the band live: OCTOBER 13th at KLANGRAUM (KREMS, AUSTRIA) 07:00 pm Bob Rutman´s Steel Cello Ensemble 08:00 pm NISTA NIJE NISTA (from the monks tribute album SILVER MONK TIME 09:30 pm MONKS LIVE 23:00 pm screening MONKS - THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK (filmmakers attending) OCTOBER 15th at MOUSONTURM (FRANKFURT, GERMANY) 07:00 pm screening MONKS - THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK (filmmakers attending) 09:30 pm MONKS LIVE

monks - the transatlantic feedback

MONKS - THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK documentary film | Germany, USA, Spain | 2006 | color & b/w | 100 min | digibeta The beat is dead, long live the hop! The Monks want to outstrip the Beatles! The film opens with the Monks performing live in July of 1966 on the TV show BEAT-CLUB (the German equivalent to the American Band Stand). TV announcer: “Todays show was opened by the Monks with the original Boys Are Boys And Girls Are Choice. A few days ago they released their first records with an unusual, new and surprising sound”. Jochen Irmler, founding member of the avant-garde krautrock band FAUST was 15 when he eye witnessed the Monks on that particular show, which had an astonishing audience of 6 million youngsters: “In retrospect I dont see a difference between James Last and the Beatles. Not to mention the unutterable Rolling Stones. It was a shock to see the Monks perform among all the other harmless bands. The vitality and minimalism that fascinated me, and the hardness. There wa

monks documentary, up-coming festivals

MILANO INTERNATIONAL DOC FESTIVAL, (September 21st at 7:40 PM and September 28th at 10:05 PM) MUSIC ON FILM - FILM ON MUSIC, PRAGUE (October 19th at 3 PM and October 20th at 10 PM) Filmmakers attending MAR DE PLATA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (BUENOS AIRES), November 2nd to November 11th, 2007

reverend billy in berlin

New York Festival: New York Performance Artists Explore Berlin's Urban Space House of World Cultures, Berlin, August 2007 No multinational corporation, and certainly no shopping mall, is safe from Reverend Billy. From 22 August Reverend Billy appeared at Berlin's temples of consumption, where he and his Church of Stop Shopping hold open services, including sermon and gospel choir. At once smoothly charming and cuttingly critical, Reverend Billy preaches against the phoney life promised by experience-marketing and brand-name products. His credo is consumer refusal, his arch enemy the companies that fill public space with chain stores and advertising. Nobody can predict when and where the artistic performance will cross over into the uncontrollable realm of spontaneous political action. Reverend Billy practices a kind of political theatre that in the USA is possible in few places outside New York. by André Lepecki, New York University REVEREND BILLY & THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPP

bowl of oatmeal at the pornfilmfestival berlin

short film | USA | 1996 | 10:00 min | 16 mm | color A lonely man on the brink of emotional desolation talks to his Oatmeal. His need for friendship compels the man to a bizarre act. Starring PIETRO GONZALEZ (The Man) and WILL BARTLETT (The Oatmeal) Bowl of Oatmeal - the first short film by play loud´s Dietmar Post - has been selected for the 2. Pornfilmfestival Berlin as part of the Short Film Competition. SCREENINGS: October 25th at 8 PM and October 28th at 10 PM at Eiszeit Kino together with AVE X von Joe Gallant (USA) The film was recently shown at hofHaus Short Film Festival