Anne Clark – I’ll Walk Out Into Tomorrow

Anne Clark – I’ll Walk Out Into Tomorrow

Documentary Film
81 minutes

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Gerd Haag (TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion), Mike Beilfuss (Kinescope Film), Torsten Frehse (Neue Visionen Filmproduktion), Claus Withopf (Claus Withopf Filmproduktion)
Claus Withopf
Nina Werth, Daniel Meinl, Claus Withopf
Christopher Tworuschka, Claus Withopf
Claus Withopf
Michel Klöfkorn, Johannes Grehl, Hagen Röhrig
Anne Clark eludes all categories and stereotypes. She sees herself as a poet and spoken word artist while she is celebrated around the world as a pioneer of electronic music and New Wave and regarded by many as one of the trailblazers of Techno. Having grown up with the DIY punk ethics of the late 1970s, she became active early on, even though it wasn’t always easy to make her way in the male-dominated music industry. Her very first singles, “Sleeper in Metropolis” and “Our Darkness” became classics that influenced generations of musicians.

Despite her cult following, the film shows Clark as an approachable and likeable person who allows deep insights into her work and comments with great lucidity on social political issues. Mixing interviews, archival footage and concert recordings, the film uses graphics to make language itself the focus of attention. The distinct characteristics of Clark’s works are gradually unfolded: an oeuvre that is absolutely unique in both music and literature without ever getting lost in l’art pour l’art. This portrait, which invites the audience to (re-)discover Anne Clark as an extraordinary artist, is also a powerful plea for remaining true to oneself as a person and as an artist.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

Nominated for Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize