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German Neo-Expressionist Graphics

May 20 – July 01, 1984

 

Monday, May 21, 1984, 8:00 pm

Film Series

German Expressionism/ Neo- Expressionism

Location: Cochrane-Woods Art Center, University of Chicago
Admission: free
 

A three-week long series of German films designed to capture the political, social, and aesthetic sensibilitites expressed in the exhibitions German Neo-Expressionist Graphics at The Renaissance Society and An alle Kunstler! War-Revolution-Weimar at the David and Alfred Smart Gallery. The films from the 1920s are silent with English subtitles. Those shown under the category of "New Objectivity" wil be preceded by short documentaries made during the last years of the Weimar Republic. All films will be shown in Room 157 of the Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 S. Greenwood, beginning at 8:00 pm.

GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST FILMS:
Monday, May 21:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1919, Robert Wiene, b/w, 50 min., subtitles
Die Hintertreppe(The Backstairs), 1921, Leopold Jessner, b/w, 43 min., subtitles

Wednesday, May 23:
Der Golem, 1920, Henrick Galeen, b/w, 72 min., subtitles

FILMS OF NEW OBJECTIVITY:
Wednesday, May 30:
Dem Deutschen Volke, (To the German People), Election film by the SPD for the Reichstag elections of May 1928, 11 min., montage and animation
Menschen Untereinander (People Side-by-Side), 1926, Gerhard Lamprecht, b/w, 90 min., silent

Thursday, May 31:
Volk und Fuhrer (The People and their Leader), propaganda film by the NSDAP with a speech made by Adolf Hitler on April 4, 1932, 5 min., sound
Hitlerjungend in den Bergen (Hitler Youth in the Mountains), promotional film of the NSDAP made in summer, 1932, 24 min., sound
Wie der Arbeiter Wohnt (How the Worker Lives), documentary film by the SPD about the plight of workers in Berlin in 1932, Slaten Dudow, 12 min., silent
Kuhle Wampe(Who Owns the World), 1932, Slaten Dudow, script by Bertolt Brecht and Ernst Ottwald, music by Hans Eisler, b/w, 75 min., subtitles

FILMS BY CONTEMPORARY GERMAN ARTISTS:
Monday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 6:
Prometheus, Georg Baselitz, 16 mm film
Standart-Film, 1970, A.R. Penck, 16 mm film

 

   
   
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