Berlin Bouncer

Thu Feb 13: 7.30pm - Sold out
Mon Feb 17: 2.30pm - Encore screening

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

David Dietl
1h 27m
Series - Visiting Artists

Visiting Artist

** Featuring a Q&A with film subject Sven Marquardt on both dates! **


** Co-presented with Goethe Pop-Up Seattle and Berlin & Beyond Film Festival **

Berlin Bouncer tells the story of Berlin from a divided city to the party metropolis of today through the eyes of its most legendary doormen. Frank Künster came in the 1980s to study in Berlin while Smiley Baldwin was still guarding the wall as an American GI. Behind the wall lived Sven Marquardt, a young punk and photographer. When the Wall came down, nightlife took control over their lives. Until today they play a decisive role in the reunited city’s never ending nights as the most famous bouncers of Berlin’s popular clubs.

All images on this page © Flare Film GmbH

About the Protagonist:

Though Sven Marquardt is best known for being the bouncer at Berlin’s most infamous club, Berghain, he is also a prolific analog photographer. He began his career in the 1980s in East Berlin, documenting the divided city’s riotous underground scenes.

A digital selection of Sven Marquardt’s photographic work will be on display in the foyer of the NWFF as part of the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Starting at 6pm, this part of the evening will be free and open to all.

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