Speisekino - Berlin x Chengdu: A Second Date
June 29 /// 7:30 pm - 00:00 am
ZK/U BerlinSiemensstr. 27, 10551, Berlin, Germany
After last year’s success, the special curated open-air Speisekino program - “Berlin x Chengdu” is back!
On the “second date”, let’s enjoy together again a cozy summer evening filled with authentic Chengdu street food, curated music, short film screenings, celebrate the rich blend of cultures between Berlin and Chengdu!
For those who might not know Chengdu well (yet), envision it as China's Berlin - an all-embracing city in Sichuan Province, from its affordable rents and low living costs to inclusive attitudes towards diverse groups. Chengdu is a city for all.
From queer rave parties and alternative art spaces to 24/7 bookstores nested in residential buildings, factory-turned-cultural hubs, and rooftop music bars pulsating with local bands, Chengdu fosters a flourishing independent and grassroots artistic culture. Its inhabitants epitomize a blend of resilience and creativity, which is both cultivated within and generously contributed back to their city.
For this year’s summer Speisekino, we are presenting 6 short films, including animation, documentary and feature. Like last year, we handpick film works from emerging and talented filmmakers who are connected to Chengdu/Sichuan Province.
We will surprise you with authtehic Sichuanese cuisine! Our experienced chef from Sichuan will take you on a gastronomic journey straight to the heart of Chengdu. Savor the famous Sichuan peppercorn's numbing heat, the exquisite Sichuanese popcorn chicken, sweet and sour rib, and enjoy vegan options too: pommes frites in Sichuanese style, spicy cold noodles, and Sichuanese fruit jelly, all authentically represening the region's food culture.
More surprise to come! We invite a special guest - DJ Menki, who will share her captivating set played in Chengdu before and make sure everyone enjoys the sunset immersed in the pulse of her music.
19:30 - 20:00 Entrance
20:00 - 22:00 Food, Drinks, Music, Socializing
22:00 - 22:15 Opening presentation
22:15 - 23:15 Screening
23:15 - 23:25 Intermission
23:25 - 00:00 Screening