|10:30PM||Q&A with filmmakers Ulrike Franke & Michael Loeken|
|11:00PM||After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka|
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A subtly delightful comic portrait of a small German town undergoing huge changes
Divine Location (Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken | Germany | 99 min.)
Not many people wake up in the morning and have “build a lake” on their to-do list. But for a group of real estate developers in Dortmund Germany, this seemed to be the logical solution for attracting buyers to a 650 acre plot of contaminated landscape. As a result Phoenix Lake rises from the ashes of a decaying industrial region near the river Ruhr. Divine Location is a portrait of progress.
Bouncing from the comic-tragic experiences of those involved and dipping into the lives of those being changed by it; local shopkeepers, former steel mill workers, budding families, rowdy teens, intrusive geese. Wryly following the absurdity and rare rationality at the heart of gentrification, the film is a hilarious exploration of human endeavor. Is building nature now man’s greatest industrial achievement?
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