An insider view of late 70s and 80s Berlin and a fast-paced collage of personal film archives and memories.
Manchester-born, Berlin-based Mark Reeder, a promoter, sound engineer, manager, musician and Factory Records’ Berlin representative, is our narrator, retracing the steps of his younger self. Reeder explores the past haunts of Iggy and Bowie, puts on an ill-attended Joy Division gig and tries to find romance amidst the excitement of this “Radikalinski” scene, where everyone is in “one massive band”.
The film captures a baby-faced Nick Cave, the inimitable Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), youthful New Order members, plus the fiercely orginal and avant-garde Malaria!
Starring: Mark Reeder, Gudrun Gut, Annette Humpe, Blixa Bargeld, Nena, Nick Cave, Westbam, Joy Division, Zazie de Paris, Die Toten Hosen, Der „wahre“ Heino, Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Ärzte, Die Unbekannten, Malaria!, Notorische Reflexe u.v.a.
Want to see if B Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin is for you? Tune into our podcast to hear the thoughts of Jason Wood, our Artistic Director of Film, and AV Supervisor, David Petty (starts 2 minutes 27 second in):
We are pleased to be joined by Mark Reeder for a post-screening Q&A, chaired by Dave Haslam.