This week Le Cinéma Club screens Roadtrip, a short film from Xaver Xylophon. Xylophon is a 28-year old freelance animator, illustrator and filmmaker based in Berlin whose work has appeared in The New York Times and NPR. His 2014 short screened at many international film festivals, such as SXSW, New Directors/New Films, and Clermont-Ferrand.
Roadtrip is a 22' hand-drawn film about Julius, a lebenskünstler in Berlin who can't get to sleep. One day he decides to go on a trip, but somehow can't manage to leave. Roadtrip is about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, and the desolateness of Berlin, even in summer.