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Plot, Details & Awards

Lou Reed's Berlin

Rated PG-13 for brief language.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/18/2008 , 81min.
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Plot & Details

Thirty-three years after his ambitious concept album Berlin was pronounced dead on arrival, Lou Reed reteams with producers Bob Ezrin and Hal Willner to stage live performances of the now-classic release at concert venues all across the globe. The album, which was savaged by critics upon release, was scored with orchestral arrangements and follows several characters as they experience jealousy, rage, and loss. While many turned their backs on the release back in 1973, the tide eventually turned and Berlin was even named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 500 albums ever released. Filmed during a five-night stint at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., this belated, live rendition of Berlin features an impressionistic backdrop filmed by director Julian Schnabel's daughter Lola and haunting backup vocals courtesy of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

AFI Dallas International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 AFI Dallas International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Melbourne International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Melbourne International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

San Sebastián International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 San Sebastián International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
2007 San Sebastián International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Tribeca Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Tribeca Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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