- Different from the Others (Anders als die anderen) (1919)
- Kuhle Wampe or: Who Owns the World?/Whither Germany (Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt?) (1932)
- Man in Things (Warenfetisch/Der Mensch im Ding) (2008)
- The Year 1929 (Das Jahr 1929) (2019)
- Election Campaign 1932 (Last Election) (Wahlkampf 1932, Letzte Wahl) (1932)
- 5:30PM–7PM Experimentation/Abstraction
- Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927)
- Alexander Kluge, director
- Oliver Laric, director
About this Performance
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.
Spend the day and night in the 1922 Egyptian Theater with screenings of classic Weimar films, pioneering early abstract cinema, and films by acclaimed contemporary artists exploring the themes of formal experimentation, queer identities, and sociopolitical issues that continue to resonate today.
Live musical accompaniment to the New Identities and Experimentation/Abstraction programs will be provided by Michael Mortilla. Pandora's Box will be accompanied by pianist / composer Cathlene Pineda, trumpeter Stephanie Richards, and guitarist Jeff Parker. And author Thomas Gladysz will be on hand to sign copies of his book, Louise Brooks, the Persistent Star.
12PM–7PM: Free and open to the public with RSVP via American Cinematheque at the Egyptian
12PM: Public reception
1PM–7PM: Film screenings
7PM–8PM: Dinner break
8PM–10PM: Ticketed event for the screening of Pandora’s Box. Tickets and more information available here.
Berlin and Beyond is presented in collaboration with American Cinematheque. The "Experimentation/Abstraction" program is co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum, and Pandora's Box is co-presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
FEB 6–29 • 2 PROGRAMS, 12 EVENTS
The Weimar Republic
In the 1920s, Germany saw a remarkable cultural renaissance prior to the rise of Nazism. Intellectualism and modernism took root in the chaotic social and economic climate between world wars. The arts and sciences burst with imagination, queer identities were brought to the forefront, and the lines between high and low art were erased. Join in a wide-ranging look at this fascinating, turbulent time.
Max Beckmann, Paris Society, 1931. Oil on canvas, 43 x 69 1/8 inches (109.2 x 175.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.