'B-Movie' doc explores 80s West Berlin through drugs, sex and post-punk
Mark Reeder may be remembered for launching the career of Paul van Dyk or by his German dance labels MFS and Flesh, but in B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989, Reeder is presented as your humble protagonist. Set against the backdrop of the iron curtain, B-Movie captures the spirit and energy of 80s West Berlin through Reeder’s experiences in the music industry, the sexual revolution, and the drug scene.
With music by Westbam, Malaria!, Joy Division, and Tangerine Dream (just to name a few), B-Movie is an expressionist collage combining unreleased film and TV footage to create the feeling and the spirit of a lost decade in the grey city.
B-Movie premieres February 8th at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The festival, which runs from February 5th to the 15th, is centered around the Stage Theater at Potsdamer Platz, and includes events at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.