This Is Not Berlin

Showings

O Cinema North Beach Fri, Aug 23, 2019 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Fri, Aug 23, 2019 8:45 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sat, Aug 24, 2019 2:10 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sat, Aug 24, 2019 4:20 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sat, Aug 24, 2019 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sat, Aug 24, 2019 8:45 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sun, Aug 25, 2019 4:20 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sun, Aug 25, 2019 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sun, Aug 25, 2019 8:45 PM
O Cinema North Beach Mon, Aug 26, 2019 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Mon, Aug 26, 2019 8:45 PM
O Cinema North Beach Tue, Aug 27, 2019 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Tue, Aug 27, 2019 8:45 PM
O Cinema North Beach Wed, Aug 28, 2019 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Wed, Aug 28, 2019 8:45 PM
O Cinema North Beach Thu, Aug 29, 2019 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Thu, Aug 29, 2019 8:45 PM

Description

In 1986 Mexico City, a 17-year-old boy doesn’t fit in anywhere, not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub, where he discovers the underground nightlife scene.

 

As Mexico anticipates the 1986 World Cup, 17-year-old Carlos is less interested in soccer and more interested in listening to his record collection and admiring Rita, the older sister of his best friend, Gera. Carlos and Gera’s suburban, juvenile monotony is interrupted when Rita’s goth band introduces them to an underground nightclub—the Azteca. The teens are instantly seduced by the Azteca’s regulars and their exhilarating world of performance art, sexual fluidity, and prescription drugs. Carlos and Gera’s friendship is tested as the two explore new identities and face the consequences of adult decisions.

 

Infused with a post-punk soundtrack and brimming with enchanting performances from a promising young cast, THIS IS NOT BERLIN delivers an energetic portrait of a clandestine sanctuary propelled by youth fleeing the societal repression of their time. A unique take on adolescent insecurities, awakenings, and maturing, writer/director Hari Sama elevates the classic coming-of-age story in fresh and unexpected ways.

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