Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: FILM: BloomScreen & Alliance Francaise present "Paris / Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno" at BloomBars this TUES, March 19th, 7:00pm Film followed by a Q&A discussion, All ages, by donation, $10 suggested

BloomScreen presents "Paris / Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno"
Tuesday, March 19th
7:00pm film screening, discussion to follow 
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Free popcorn and refreshments provided
Note: No one turned away due to lack of funds, please give as you are able

Bloombars, in association with the Alliance Française of Washington DC, presents monthly films highlighting the best of French language and Francophone culture as part of the BloomScreen Weekly Independent Film Series. This week's film is "Paris/Berlin: 20 years of Underground Techno" (2012, 52 min), by Amélie Ravalec. I don't normally add personal notes, but I have to say that I am really excited about this one, having experience first hand dancing all night night at club in Berlin while travelling through Europe in my early 20's.

This documentary tells the story of Techno music as an underground movement, from its beginning until now. This film is mostly focused on Paris and Berlin and the foundation of a techno scene. Two different cities, two different tales, but techno grew up in both, from secret underground parties, to huge clubs, from a small faceless movement to an established business, and from vinyl to digital. (In French and English, with subtitles). After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Marc-Antoine Percier of the Alliance Française, about electronic music.

3222 11th St, NW - near Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on14th one block to Kenyon, turn right and walk two blocks to 11th, turn left 

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