"ART LOVERS UNITE" German Premiere
Babylon Cinema, Berlin
The highly anticipated German premiere of “ART LOVERS UNITE!” took place on February 16th, 2023, at the historic Babylon cinema in Berlin. The event was completely sold out and was an emotional tribute to Dame Vivienne Westwood. It was the first time the documentary was screened after her death.
The evening began with Anita Drink, the host, taking the stage and introducing the film to the audience. She shared some personal anecdotes about her friendship with Dame Westwood and how the documentary was a testament to her love for art and design. As a tribute to Dame Westwood, Anita also performed a song with her guitarist Shredder from the punk rock band "Eat Lipstick."
The audience was then treated to a breathtaking performance by opera singer Nicole Rhoslynn, who sang a song that left the entire theater spellbound. Her performance perfectly captured the emotion and passion of the documentary and set the stage for what was to come.
The documentary itself was a feast for the eyes and ears. It showcased some of the most beautiful and inspiring artworks from the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin and explored their deeper meanings and significance. The audience was captivated by the insights shared by Dame Westwood and Dacob and how they related the art to contemporary issues such as climate preservation and the importance of living with passion.
As the credits rolled, the audience burst into applause, and Anita Drink took the stage once again to moderate a Q&A session with the producers and directors, Patrick J. Thomas and Dacob, as well as the cinematographer Cody Swanson and the music composer Mauro Lanza. They shared some behind-the-scenes stories about their experiences working with Dame Westwood and how the documentary was a labor of love for all involved.
The German premiere of "ART LOVERS UNITE!" was truly a night to remember. It was an emotional tribute to Dame Westwood's legacy and a celebration of the power of art to inspire and educate. As the directors said in their closing remarks, "Let us continue to unite as art lovers and keep Dame Westwood's love and passion for art alive."