Free Event! Weimar Variations New Identities, Gender & Politics Screenings

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Spielberg Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Co-presented by the L.A. Philharmonic:
Situated between the end of World War I and Hitler’s assumption of power, the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) was an era characterized by extreme contrasts. Germany’s first democracy thrived as a laboratory for unprecedented cultural achievement and social freedoms while suffering from the aftermath of war, political unrest, massive inflation and economic hardship. At the same time that people enjoyed new-found liberties, their daily realities remained deeply burdened by poverty and economic crisis.

Combining historical silent films with the works of contemporary artists and filmmakers, Weimar Variations: New Identities, Gender and Politics explores the new identities emerging during the 1920s and the socio-political implications of this turbulent time, tracing the relevance and resonances of these themes in the films of artists living today.

Films include:
DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS (ANDERS ALS DIE ANDEREN), 1919, 50 min. Dir. Richard Oswald.
KUHLE WAMPE OR: WHO OWNS THE WORLD (KUHLE WAMPE ODER WEM GEHÖRT DIE WELT), 1932, 71 min. Dirs. Slatan Dudow, Bertolt Brecht.
“Man in Things” (Warenfetisch/Der Mensch im Ding) (2008, 9 min. Dir. Tom Tykwer)
THE YEAR 1929 (DAS JAHR 1929), 2019, 83 min. Dir. Alexander Kluge.
“Election Campaign 1932 (Last Election)” (Wahlkampf 1932, Letzte Wahl) (1932, 13 min. Dir. Elsa Bergmann-Michel)

Join us at noon for a reception in Spielberg lobby!

Please arrive early; RSVP is not a guarantee of admission. Seating is first come, first served to RSVP holders after doors open at noon. There will be a standby line when the theatre is at capacity. Between films, guests will be admitted as seats become available.

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