JOHANNES SCHÖNHERR, born 1961 in Leipzig, East Germany. Escaped to the West and joined Kino Im Komm film collective 1985. Received Bacc. in Sociology & cinema Studies from Erlangen Univ., 1992, and Masters in Cinema studies from New York University 1994. Temporarily operated & programmed Seattle’s Pike Street Cinema, Co-founded NYC’s Lighthouse cinema, guest curator at Cinema Village & various US & Euro- festivals through the mid-nineties. Books European tours for Japanese and US underground film-makers and organised touring programs of Japanese underground films (1998) and North Korean feature films (2000) never before seen outside North Korea.