Beth B documentary at Berlin Film fest

Beth B ExposedBeth B’s  documentary feature Exposed will be screening at the Berlin Film Festival.  The film contains two pieces by JG Thirlwell on the soundtrack, composed exclusively for the film.
In this independent feature documentary film, renowned director Beth B  takes an in-depth look at the subculture of contemporary, groundbreaking new-burlesque performers in New York today. Exposed is a story of character—a vast spectrum of personalities that are shocking and scintillating, and are taking hold of a classical art form and driving it to whole new extremes. Many of the performers look to promote new visions of their transgressive attitudes toward identity and gender.
Exposed will be showing at the following times
World Premiere – Feb 8, 10pm – CineStar, Potsdamer Strasse 4, Berlin 10785
Feb 9, 10:30pm – CineStar
Feb 10, 3.30pm – Coliseum, Schoenhauser Allee 123, Berlin 10437.

Additionally there will be market screenings (for buyers only) on  Feb 11, 9.00 am and Feb 13, 1.15 pm at CinemaxX Berlin – Postsdamer Platz, Voxstrasse 2, Berlin.


Blank City at the IFC Center NYC

The documentary Blank City is currently enjoying a successful theatrical run at the IFC center in New York. Directed by French newcomer Céline Danhier, Blank City weaves together an oral history of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements. JG Thirlwell is interviewed in the film regarding his involvement with R.Kern’s Deathtrip Films and the Cinema of Transgression. It also features interviews with Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry, Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, Amos Poe, James Nares, Lydia Lunch, James Chance, Eric Mitchell, Susan Seidelman, Beth B, Scott B, Charlie Ahearn and many more. Clips featuring Thirlwell’s scores for Kern’s Deathtrip films appear in the documentary, along with many other illuminating extracts from the films of that era. Click here for the New York Times review of the film.