ZOWNIR - RADICAL MAN
Friday 9th November 7:30pm£7/£5 members & concessions Screening of 4 short films by Miron Zownir + ZOWNIR - Radical Man Dir: M.A. Littler, 60 Min. A documentary about one of the most censored photographers, filmmakers and crime writers of our time. Zownir has achieved cult status and notoriety through his photography, films and literature depicting sexual and cultural outcasts in Berlin, London, N. America and in the former Soviet Union. His portrayals are harsh, brutal, at times pornographic, yet full of dignity and magic. Unlike most fringe photographers, Zownir not only portrays outcasts. He has also always lived in their midst. Therefore his work reaches an intimacy unknown to most artists depicting outlawed subjects. Thematically the film deals with Zownir's childhood in post WW II Germany, the rise of the punk movement in London and Berlin in the late 70's, the rise and fall of the sexual revolution of the early 80's in NYC, the social decline of the Former Soviet Union and Zownir's tragic but at times hilarious account of outcasts and mavericks of every colour. The film features in depth interviews with Zownir, scenes from his films, readings from his novel "Kein Schlichter Abgang" and montages of his photographic work.