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Do Jun 30 15:17:43 CEST 2016

Directors Lounge Screening
Urban Research Special
Topophilia - Landscapes and Harbours

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Two shorts and one feature about the interference 
of the technical world of shipping and oil with 
landscapes and the city. Twice the Port of Los 
Angeles is the starting point for visual 
exploration. One goes up north along the 
Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the other examines the 
harbor at night. The harbor of Veracruz on the 
other hand is the place for a histographical 
reconsideration of the Mexican harbor from a very 
personal point of view.

Topophilia by Peter Bo Rapmund surveys the 
800-mile length of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and 
travels alongside the conduit as it bobs above 
and underground from the Prudhoe Bay oil fields 
to its terminus at Valdez. The extreme linearity 
and continuity of the pipeline acts as a pivot 
point to reorganize the landscape and offers new 
and idiosyncratic ways to visually reconsider 
topography. The film confronts the extreme beauty 
of the North-American landscape with the 
seemingly safe infrastructure of oil transport.

Veracruz Without Ship by Teresa Delgado & Jakob 
Kirchheim. A documentary melodrama with 
privatizations and without lovers. A poetic walk 
through Veracruz, port of European exiles and 
Mexican oil, of melodrama and of the rhythm 
danzón. // Since 1938 Lázaro Cárdenas government 
offered political asylum to thousands of Spanish 
republicans who were fleeing war and persecution. 
They arrived to the port of Veracruz, unreachable 
paradise for the defeated who could not leave 
Spain. We revisit this myth of the grandparents 
and confront it with the present in 2014. In this 
year the PRI government is opening the doors to 
private investment of multinationals in a natural 
resource which Mexicans consider their own: oil. 
Oil plays an important role in the Gulf of Mexico 
and Mexican oil was nationalized by Cárdenas 
government in 1938.

Port Noir by Laura Kraning. Within the machine 
landscape of Terminal Island, the textural strata 
of a 100 year old boat shop provides a glimpse 
into Los Angeles Harbor's disappearing past. 
Often recast as a backdrop for fictional crime 
dramas, the scenic details of the last boatyard 
evoke imaginary departures and a hidden world at 

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Program addition:
We are deeply mourning the loss of our close friend Claudia Guilino
and will show two videos by her

Stony Sleep  6 min 24s  2011
Abgesang, kupferfarben 3 min 52s 2009

Claudia Guilino was part of the Directors Lounge family from the
early days, supporting our project with love and enthusiasm. Claudia
passed away on June 26. She will be deeply missed.

Team Directors Lounge
richfilm productions, Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25, D-10589 Berlin

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