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German Cinema at The DANK: Wholetrain

The movie starts at 7:30 and is shown in German with English subtitles. There is no charge for the event, snacks and beverages can be bought and the cash bar. Free parking at the MB Bank paring lot on Western and Gunnison.

If you are new to this event, I am happy to meet you at the bar (I am not quite sure what site I will be on).

Here is a summary what the film is about:

With WHOLETRAIN writer/director FLORIAN GAAG tells the story of a crew of four “writers” – David, Tino, Elyas und Achim – who observe the hierarchies, the values, the rules and the codes of the graffiti scene. Night after night they make off for the subway stations of the city, intent on leaving opulent images behind. But as another crew appears on the scene, and the four feel challenged, a creati...ve battle ensues, one that will change the lives of these young people for ever.

We are confronted with life taken to the limit. Constantly on the edge of legality. Always on the run from the law. Urban space must be reclaimed. Friends are made and lost. Unbridled creativity and doing things for the sheer love of it are watchwords too. 

WHOLETRAIN is an emotionally gripping drama that explores the secret universe of the graffiti scene. The protagonists exist in a breathless state, suspended somewhere between two worlds: their day to day life, and their existence within the crew. FLORIAN GAAG manages to recount a tale coloured by tension and aggression. The result is a many-sided portrait of characters whose world has never been documented in this way before. Their subculture remains authentic and realistic. Edgy editing and grandiloquent camerawork, a pulsating soundtrack and an excellent ensemble of actors, make WHOLETRAIN a film experience not to be missed. 

For the artwork in WHOLETRAIN FLORIAN GAAG collaborated with internationally renowned graffiti artists NEON, WON ABC, CEMNOZ, PURE TFP and CIEL.

The ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK was produced by FLORIAN GAAG aka AERO ONE, who worked with legendary figures like Hip Hop greats KRS-ONE, FREDDIE FOXXX, O.C., PLANET ASIA, AFU-RA, GRAND AGENT, TAME ONE, AKROBATIK, REEF THE LOST CAUZE and EL DA SENSEI.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    i left after 30 minutes. couldn`t take the mtv like jumpy images and music. it was giving me a headache. i didn`t relate to the people and story either. but, thanks for offering it.

    May 25, 2013

  • steve

    Good movie not a great movie. It nice to see a non-american movie for a change

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Tami

    Nice people, nice place and the movie was interesting and entertaining.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the movie. Great Energy. Great Art, Great Music, Great Characters. Wished they had dug deeper into David's character. Very entertaining and thrilling at the same time.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Boris G.

    Looking forward to seeing a movie in my mother tongue

    May 24, 2013

  • Ray

    My apartment move date was changed to Friday so I am afraid I cannot make this. However, you are all in good hands with Julia!

    May 23, 2013

  • Ray

    This sounds edgy and international with subtitles and is therefore a Chicago Meetup Meetup for sure!

    May 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's what I thought :)

      2 · May 6, 2013

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