Screening: Six Young Punks: GDR documentary double feature

02 March - 03 March
Image: [Still from Rebels, Rebellinnen - Fotografie. Underground. DDR], 2022.

Image: Still from Rebels, Rebellinnen - Fotografie. Underground. DDR, 2022.


02 March - 03 March

Saturday - Saturday, 12-3:30pm (AEST)


The Capitol [i]
113 Swanston St, Melbourne
Mon–Fri, 9am–12am


Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets, Accessible Parking


Free, bookings required

Follow the lives of six young artists finding their voice in 70s and 80s East Germany.

Cornelia Schleime, Gabriele Stötzer and Tina Bara, as young women in Cold War era East Germany, were repressed and persecuted by the socialist system and the Stasi for their art and political protest. ‘Rebels (Rebellinnen – Fotografie. Underground. DDR.)’ intimately explores their fearless struggle for existence, creative freedom and exceptional artistic works.

‘Beauty & Decay (Schönheit & Vergänglichkeit)’ explores the creative lives of Sven Marquardt (perhaps better known as the stone-faced gatekeeper of ultra-inclusive techno club Berghain), Dominique Hollenstein (Dome) and Robert Paris. A fascinating look at three close friends, still giving society the middle finger and ignoring preconceived notions of what it means to age.

Both films are in German with English subtitles.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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01–24 March