The 8-hour film marathon features cameos by Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld, and Nina Hagen, amongst others
Sempelfest! Art+Music Marathon with Filmmaker Peter SempelGoethe-Institut Los Angeles (5750 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036) Map it $10
After spending his adolescence in the Australian Outback, German filmmaker Peter Sempel continued to explore the globe for thirty odd years, during which he created an extraordinary body of work. During the Goethe Institut’s eight-hour Sempel marathon—spanning 33 years of the filmmaker’s career—the documentarian’s penchant for art and music will be evidenced through his ‘personal portraits’ of icons including Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld, Nina Hagen, Motörhead's Lemmy, and Allen Ginsberg. Expect cameos by Nina Hagen, Lene Lovich, Yello, George Clinton, Anthony Kiedis, and Neo Rauch, with Sempel himself in attendance.
The 8 hour program will include:
- Dandy , 1988:
With Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave, Nina Hagen, Dieter Meier, Kazuo, Ohno, Campino, Lene Lovich, Kaffeekanne ...
Music: Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave the Bad Seeds, Verdi, Abwärts, Yello, Jessye Norman, Mozart, ...
- Nina Hagen Punk+Glory, 1999:
Nina Hagen. A psychodocumentarymusicfilm. A sort of "direct cinema“-portrait as a collage. Moments and scenes in her life. Her singing from classical to punk, pop, chanson and indian folk and temple songs.
Nina Hagen – today. Few archival footage for "flashbacks". Energy – Desire – Chaos – Peace. In front, on- and backstage, in private and public life – hardly a difference, like a rollercoaster.
You see her with her family and some friends: Lemmy (Motörhead), George Clinton, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), "Angelyne“ (L.A.), Lene Lovich, Blixa, Thomas D., Jonas Mekas, Maria D.
- Lemmy, 2002:
By Peter Sempel, 111 Min., filmed 1998-2001 in Hamburg, Berlin, London, L.A., Rainbow, Belgium and Holland:
Music: MOTÖRHEAD, featuring Lemmy on stage, backstage, in the studio("acapella":Orgasmatron!!!), at home... plus Motörheads Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, Eddie Clarke, Brian May, Nina C Alice (Skew Siskin), Doro Pesch, Corey Parks, Skin, Slim Jim Phantom, Dieter Meier, Derek Green, Rainer Hänsel, Mario(Rainbow), Fans and Friends... long live Lemmy and MOTÖRHEAD!!!
- Kazuo Ohno: Just Visiting This Planet, 2004:
(short version) Peter Sempel, 60 min.
The father of Butoh-dance, inspired by German Ausdrucktanz and Flamenco
- Ameise der Kunst/Animals of Art, 2010:
An artmusicfilm about art, u.a. mit Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter, Herbert Volkmann, Neo Rauch, Bazon Brock, Blixa Bargeld, Jonas Burgert, Andreas Golder, Jonas Mekas, Georg Baselitz, uva...
Musik: Peter Broetzmann, Einstuerzende Neubauten, Schubert, Antony&The Johnsons, Abwaerts, uva...
$10 all-day pass / FREE for Friends of Goethe
Info: +1 323 525-3388
Light refreshments will be available throughout the event.
$1 Validated Parking at Wilshire Courtyard West Building (P1) on weekends and evenings after 6:00 pm (events only)