19th CENTURY FEMINIST LOU ANDREAS-SALOMÉ
GETS HER AMERICAN DEBUT
EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT STARTS APRIL 20
at VILLAGE EAST CINEMA NYC
LAEMMLE ROYAL in LOS ANGELES APRIL 27
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 22, 2018) Recently selected Grand Prize Narrative Feature at the 5th Socially Relevant Film Festival (NYC), the award-winning German arthouse film, LOU ANDREAS-SALOMÉ, THE AUDACITY TO BE FREE, directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post, who won the NDR Newcomer Award (Internationales Filmfest, Germany) will open in theatres, starting April 20 at Village East Cinema with Los Angeles and additional cities to follow.
The award-winning film shines a light on the trailblazing life of the world’s first female psychoanalyst, author, and protofeminist, Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861 – 1937), at a time when Hollywood is waking up to women’s successes. “Lou was a myth even when she lived, and she deserves to be rediscovered today as the woman behind the myth,” says Kablitz-Post
The film was an Official Selection at Tallgrass Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, and Tbilisi Film Festival and was released by Wild Bunch in Germany, with successful theatrical runs in France and Brazil, with Spain and the U.S. upcoming. Cinema Libre Studio, handling North American rights, will release the film in select theatres following the festival.
Lou Andreas-Salomé is played by four actresses representing four life stages with the principal adult role performed by Germany’s Katharina Lorenz (TATORT, DER TEL-AVIV-KRIMI). Even as a young girl, Lou (played by Helena Pieske), had little tolerance for society’s gendered expectations. Even after her death, Lou has remained a controversial figure who was considered a groundbreaking philosopher and author by her famous male peers, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud, and a femme fatale by critics.
Synopsis: Lou Andreas-Salomé, the woman who enraptured 19th century Europe’s greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post. A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salomé’s desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée and her lover, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Under the tutelage of Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.
LOU ANDREAS-SALOMÉ, THE AUDACITY TO BE FREE
Written and Directed by: Cordula Kablitz-Post
Produced by: Cordula Kablitz-Post, Helge Sasse, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Editor: Beatrice Babin
Cast: Katharina Lorenz (as Lou Andreas-Salomé), Alexander Scheer (as Friedrich Nietzsche), and Harold Schrott (as Sigmund Freud)
Distributor: Cinema Libre Studio
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Format: 2k Flat
Audio: 5.1 surround
TRAILER YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e722D0mnxnw&feature=youtu.be
TRAILER VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/251384860
EXCLUSIVE NYC ENAGEMENT START APRIL 20
VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
181-189 2nd Ave. @ 12th Street.
New York, NY 10003
Tickets & Showtimes: https://www.citycinemas.com/villageeast/film/lou-andreas-salome-the-audacity-to-be-free
EXCLUSIVE LOS ANGELES ENGAGEMENT STARTS APRIL 27
LAEMMLE’S ROYAL THEATRE
11523 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tickets & Showtimes: https://www.laemmle.com/films/43826
EXCLUSIVE ALBUQUERQUE ENGAGMENT April 27 – May 1
THE GUILD CINEMA
3405 Central Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Showtimes: Friday April 27 – Tuesday May 1 @ 3:30PM, 8:15PM
Cinema Libre Studio
outreach (at) cinemalibrestudio.com
ABOUT CINEMA LIBRE: Cinema Libre Studio is a full-service mini-studio known for producing and distributing high quality feature films and social impact documentaries. Headquartered in the Los Angeles area, the team has released over 200 films.