"Cinema means more than watching films. Cinema is a space of social discourse, a place of exchange and solidarity. Beyond commercialism and entrenched structures, cinema can be a space that opens access, stimulates discussion, educates, moves, provokes and encourages." We opened Sinema Transtopia with this claim in September 2020. In the uncertainty between two lockdowns, our cinema experiment looked towards future oriented perspectives for a lively cinema space, daring to create something new. Now, after more than a year, it is time to take stock and take a second look at films deserving special attention that may have been lost in these turbulent times. Retakes & Revisions offers a kaleidoscopic overview of the programme so far, spotlighting films that are of particular importance to us and films discovered during our research that could not yet be shown for a variety of reasons.
Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis
Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa