Source: Screen Daily
The personal is also the political in debut filmmaker Jasco Viefhues’s intimate documentary, “Rescue The Fire.”
Ostensibly a portrait of late German photographer and artist Jürgen Baldiga, it’s also a poignant snapshot of Berlin’s LGBTQ+ scene during the 1980s and 1990s at a time when the AIDS epidemic appeared to be an unstoppable force.
The film is also something of a celebration, both of the way in which artists are shaped by the world around them, and of the ties that bind us even after death.
“Rescue The Fire” is currently screening at the Munich International Film Festival.
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