“As Mexico anticipates the 1986 World Cup, 17-year-old Carlos is less interested in soccer and more interested in listening to his record collection and admiring Rita, the older sister of his best friend, Gera. Carlos and Gera’s suburban, juvenile monotony is interrupted when Rita’s goth band introduces them to an underground nightclub—the Azteca. The teens are instantly seduced by the Azteca’s regulars and their exhilarating world of performance art, sexual fluidity, and prescription drugs. Carlos and Gera’s friendship is tested as the two explore new identities and face the consequences of adult decisions.
Infused with a post-punk soundtrack and brimming with enchanting performances from a promising young cast, This is not Berlin delivers an energetic portrait of a clandestine sanctuary propelled by youth fleeing the societal repression of their time. A unique take on adolescent insecurities, awakenings, and maturing, writer/director Hari Sama elevates the classic coming-of-age story in fresh and unexpected ways.” — Sundance Film Festival
Friday, January 25, 2:30pm at Prospector Square Theatre (World Premiere + Press Line)
Saturday, January 26, 7pm at Redstone Cinema 2
Monday, January 28, 9pm at Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room
Tuesday, January 29, 6pm at Broadway Centre Cinema 6, (Salt Lake City)
Thursday, January 31, 5:45pm at Library Center Theatre
Friday, February 1st 9:45am at Holiday Village Cinema 4