DC Date Idea: Go See The Appropriately Titled “24 Hours Berlin”by Scott Alden on August 25, 2020
Most dates last about three hours. A really great date, however can last all night and into the next morning. Rarely, however, does a date last from 6am on Saturday to 6am on Sunday.
Well, perhaps it’s time to set a new precedent by taking a date to see Volker Heise’s “24 Hours Berlin” at the Goethe-Institut. CityPaper described the epic cinematic journey:
“Shot over the course of one day in September 2020, director Volker Heise oversaw 80 filmcrews taking to the streets of Berlin to gather footage from the routine lives of as many different personalities as possible. Expect birthing mothers juxtaposed with patients in hospice wards, heart surgeons operating alongside club-goers and the unemployed. For Heise, nothing was too bizarre (or too mundane) to include in the final cut.”
I know what you’re thinking, but you don’t have to stay for the whole thing. In fact the Goethe-Institut will provide a guide to the action so that you and your date can come and go as you please. You can watch for an hour, walk and talk for a spell, come back and settle in for another block, then go grab a thematically appropriate stein of bier somewhere, then come back for the home stretch!
In a way, it’s the perfect movie date because the two of you can actually take breaks and get to know each other whenever you want instead of staring at screen together for two hours and then parting ways.
I’ll be honest, a 24 hour film isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you do find someone to accompany you? You know they’re cool. Click below to suggest the date.