Kickstart Sunday: DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

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As a fan of avant-garde cinema, I’m very excited to showcase this week’s Kicktsart Sunday pick, Desire Will Set You Free, from director Yony Leyser.  The film follows the lives of a select group of people that live within Germany’s underground art scene and features performances from Peaches, among others.

This Kickstarter project only has four days remaining, so be sure to click here and send through a donation today and help these talented filmmakers make their goal of $33,000.

Desire Will Set You Free is a feature-length narrative film that explores artistic and marginalized life in Berlin with an often critical, and sometimes humorous (but never mocking) eye. Based on a true story, and at times traveling into the realm of docufiction, the plot follows the relationship of an American writer of Israeli/Palestinian descent and a Russian aspiring artist working as a hustler, offering access to the city’s vibrant queer and underground scenes while examining the differences between expatriate and refugee life. Our characters travel through Berlin’s layered history and unique subcultural landscape; on their adventures they discover influences and remnants of the Weimar Republic, WWII, the Bowie years, and punk.