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Tuesday, March 29, 2016


The last Rising Stars, Falling Stars at Kino Arsenal was sad but sweet.  After 8 years of curating and hosting la diva Vaginal Davis was garbed in Rick Owens with hair by Akira Knightly presenting the hilarious West Berlina classic Taxi Zum Klo which turned out to be the perfect film to show as her series moves over to the Silent Green Kulture Quartier in Wedding late Spring.  Mark in your personal calendaria April 12th as that is the opening of the Silent Green as the new house of the Arsenal Archives.  La Davis will DJane the festivities on the 12th with a lot of other juicy surprises. The first new RSFS will be Sunday, June 5th  Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus was on hand to present Ms. Davis and her partner in grime Daniel Hendrickson the Scandinavian Jewish Muzlim with ornate Easter flower arrangements.  Others basking in the glow: Michaela Wunsch - founding member of bbooks kollektiv, media studies scholar & sexpert psychoanalyst,Aleena Williams - our darling Nancy Holt specialist and professor at UC-San Diego, Fiona McTavish - art historian who just got a DAAD to go research in NYC, Daniel Berndt  of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut (founded by Akram Zaatari) who is now doing his PhD at Braunschweig in photographic theory, manuela schinina  aka: DJane Bianka Kruk - our lovecrazy Sicilian sound-designer suprema,Margarita Tsomou – the hot journalista,(Missy Magazine) curator, playgirl and Greek aktiv activist, Noam Gorbat - Israeli sound expertin & budding filmmaker,Adam Kaplan -  israeli video artist, Nadja Kr├╝ger -  UdK student,Carolina Soares - Weisensee student, who helps run the Raumerweiterungshalle, Gerrit Woltemath of Berlinale Panorama Section and Arsenal´s best boy Dafne Navaez - polish jewish argentinian artist and co-organizer of the film series Sentimental Punk @ kottishop,Willem van de Hook - Forum Expanded master carpenter & co-organizer of the film series Sentimental Punk, Johanna Schaffer – Austrian visual communication theory professor at the Kunsthochschule in Kassel,  Brazillian bombshells Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn,who are the it couple of  filmmaking, style , and Labor Berlin luminatakins with their visiting cineaste pal from Mexico City, the infamous women behind the Pro qm2, Arsenal Experimental´s boy joy Markus Ruff, moviemaking baby dyke Angela Anderson with DJane Olga Damnitz, Piero Bellomo of La Colleczione, mega sexy ginger art director Gwenael Rattke, entrepreneur Clarisse Mehring, migration expertin Nanna Heidenreich, legends legend and TV star with Tat Ort Zazie de Paris, Dylan & Brandon Lee the frisky big peniled teenage sons of Pamela Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee with Jack Quaid the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, socialites Amanda Hearst with Stavros Niarchos and  Zac Goldsmith, actors Alden Ehrenreich & Brie Larson, with Cam Gigandet and Gigi Hadid, plus Nicholas Berggruen the homeless billionairewho is a major  collector of Vaginal Davis´ the make-up paintings.

Special thankx and shoutouts to all the Arsenal projectionists past and present, the kasse girls and special kissyz to Linda & Clara who co-hosted the final reception in the Rote Foyer & accompanying darkroom.