Germany 2017 80 min English original version with German subtitles by Claus Withopf
Script: Claus Withopf, DoP: Nina Werth, Claus Withopf, Daniel Meinl, Editor: Claus Withopf, Christopher Tworuschka, Production: Tag/Traum Film- und Videoproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, Neue Visionen Filmproduktion, Claus Withopf Filmproduktion, Kinescope Film GmbH, Producers: Gerd Haag, Mike Beilfuß, Torsten Frehse, Matthias Greving, Matthias Mücke, Claus Withopf, with: Anne Clark
Anne Clark, an icon of music history and magnificent pioneer of spoken word art, has been gracing stages for more than 30 years now. Clark transforms language into idiosyncratic music. From the early 80s on, her New Wave classics like “Our Darkness” and “Sleeper in Metropolis” have brought ecstatic delight to listeners and inspired generations of musicians. Her analogue synth sounds earned the sombre poetess the reputation of a techno trailblazer too. After severe conflicts with her record label she vanished from the music scene, reinventing herself later in the solitude of Norway. Director Claus Withopf followed Anne Clark for nearly a decade for this long look at an exceptional artist as overwhelming as she is socially critical – a musical rebel, inhabiting her own track far removed from the commercial mainstream. ANNE CLARK – I‘LL WALK OUT INTO TOMORROW is a gripping portrait of an unmistakeable artist who turned the music world upside down with the power of her sensational poetry and her explosive sounds. What remains is a cult figure, a legendary artistic voice that burned itself into the cultural memory of an entire generation.
Claus Withopf studied film at City College of New York/CUNY and at Offenbach University of Art and Design. Since 1997 he has shot documentary films, short films, music videos and advertising spots in Germany and the USA. His award-winning films have been shown at numerous international festivals: DINER NYC (2006), GERMAN-AMERICAN TRILOGY (2003) and NEON (2002), which won the Silver Plaque at Chicago Film Festival and received a Special Jury Mention at Festival de Cine Internacional de Barcelona. ANNE CLARK – I’LL WALK OUT INTO TOMORROW is his first feature-length documentary as a director. In 2009, he also made a concert film with the exceptional artist: ANNE CLARK LIVE.