Open-air cinema in Frankfurt: Cinematic experiences on a concrete wasteland

In a deep puddle, the water collects, a willow shrub fights through the concrete, on the edge of the courtyard, a leaning street lamp that no longer lights long

Open-air cinema in Frankfurt: Cinematic experiences on a concrete wasteland

In a deep puddle, the water collects, a willow shrub fights through the concrete, on the edge of the courtyard, a leaning street lamp that no longer lights long is. The old Frankfurt police headquarters, where the officials are already in 2002, moved out, and in the one after that not much happened, is an inhospitable place. But now he should be filled with life. The "open-air cinema Frankfurt" is to use the fallow land between the Central station and the Messe, from today until 30. August runs the program. Only for a week is that it is also in this summer edition of the Open-Air cinema festival will be that of the orphaned courtyard, a cinema under the sky can be.

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"So late we were never in it," says Gregor Maria Schubert. Together with Johanna Sweet, he organized the program. Also for the Frankfurt Filmfestival "Lichter" are the two responsible. That you can improvise, have a Sweet and Schubert proved at the end of April. As then, each culture of life lay, you have not cancelled your film festival, but, under the Motto "lights-On-Demand" in the short term, on a Streaming platform moved. Now they want to show that also a the Open-is to organize Air cinema, despite the pandemic. "There are in this summer so few of the cultural offerings in the city, as well as all the Festivals fall, that is why it is so important to us to make something anyway," says Johanna Sweet.

This is also a risk: Because of the current Hygiene may be sold rules per movie night is only 250 cards. Otherwise, come in popular movies ever 800 guests. "250 visitors to the Minimum, so that the Whole expecting at all," says Gregor Maria Schubert. To keep a safe Distance, the Area offers plenty of space. With chalk the necessary hygenie distances are marked on the concrete floor. At the entrance, at the Bar and at the food stand, where Crêpes and Breton Gallettes are sold, must masks be worn.

No Mainstream cinema

The program for the seventh edition of the "open air cinemas" have selected Schubert, and so Sweet, as they have done in previous years: films that are noticed are the two in the past cinema season, one of which you think that you are so extraordinary and remarkable that it is worth to check again. Classic Mainstream cinema it's not you, the Bulk of the programme are successful Independent productions, such as the road movie "Queen & Slim" about an African-American Couple on the run from the police, the feature film debut of Greek-American Director Melina Matsoukas, the music video for the R'n'B singers such as Beyoncé and Rihanna. With Matsoukas’ fast-paced mix of Thriller and Romance, the festival programme starts, the evening is already sold out.

the cards are there yet for movies like the last "Oscar"-award successful Film "Parasite" of the South Korean Director Bong Joon-ho, runs on two evenings, for the music-portrait "Lindenberg! Do your thing," Greta Gerwigs "Little Women", a delightful adaptation of Louisa May Alcotts youth book classic, or for "systems busters", the surprise success of the young Director Nora Fingscheidt an adjustment impaired, nine-year-old girl. "It is quite unusual films we have this year," says Gregor Maria Schubert. "A bad day, that's all we can afford, for the Whole is calculated to closely."

Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 11:20

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