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MIRON ZOWNIR — RADICAL MAN
Documentary by M.A. Littler 2006
|b/w-Film | 60 min | German | optional English Subtitles | slowboat films|
|Premiere: Friday June 15, 2007 # 9.15 pm | Cinema Central | Berlin | Rosenthaler Str. 39|
|TRAILER 1:10 min|
PLOT: Radical Man, a documentary about one of the most censored photographers, filmmakers and writers of our time. Zownir has achieved cult status and notoriety through his photographs, films and literature depicting sexual and cultural outcasts in Berlin, N. America and in the former Soviet Union. His portrayals are harsh, brutal, at times pornographic, yet full of dignity. Zownir not only portrays outcasts he has also always lived with his subjects and therefore his work reaches an intimacy unknown to most artists depicting outlawed subjects. Thematically the film deals with Zownir’s childhood in post WW II Germany, the rise of the punk movement in London and Berlin in the late 70’s, the rise and fall of the sexual revolution of the early 80’s in NYC, the social decline of the Former Soviet Union and Zownir’s hair raising accounts of outcasts and mavericks of every colour.