Montag, 14. November 2011

Caché (Hidden)

dir. Michael Haneke (France 2005)117 mins
French with English subtitles
Part of the PG Kino Fall 2011 Michael Haneke Series

Alice Cook House, Seminar Room

Tuesday November 15, 8pm

George, host of a TV literary review, receives packages with videos of himself and his family shot secretly from the street, and obscure drawings. He has no idea who may be sending them. George feels a sense of menace, but since no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help...

Montag, 31. Oktober 2011

71 Fragmente einer Chonologie des Zufalls (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance)

PG Kino Screening Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 Seminar Room, Alice Cook House
In German and Romanian with English subtitles 95 Min, Preceded by a short presentation and followed by an open discussion. Free and open to the public.

PG Kino presents its Fall 2011 film series with the theme of Herzog & Haneke, continuing with 71 Fragmente einer Chonologie des Zufalls (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, 1994) by Michael Haneke.

“A ‘cool, cerebral and painstaking' (Time Out London)
examination of several characters, including an
Austrian university student who goes on a shooting
spree, the third installment of Haneke's ‘glaciation
trilogy' as a mosaic of 71 film tableaux - beautifully
shot by cinematographer Christian Berger (Caché and
The Piano Teacher).

In 71 Fragments, clips of TV news segments
on warfare in the former Yugoslavia alternate between
stories of urban disconnection. And while continuing to
approach filmmaking from an anti-psychological
perspective, German-born Haneke assembles a unified
work from snippets of narrative, such as Inge (Anne
Bennent) and Paul Brunner (Udo Samel) struggling with
a newly adopted daughter, and a homeless Romanian
boy wandering the streets of Vienna. Moreover, and as
expected from Haneke, 71 Fragments closes with an
unforgettable cinematic punch, which also stands as a
presage of his ‘later masterpieces by virtue of both its
style and thematic core'." (Adam Bingham, Senses of Cinema)

Montag, 24. Oktober 2011

Michael Haneke Series Fall 2011

All films will be screened at the Alice Cook House (Seminar Room opposite the main entrance)
Free and open to the public.
With English subtitles.

Tuesday October 25, 8pm. Das Schloss/The Castle (dir. Haneke)
Tuesday November 1, 8pm. 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls / 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (dir. Haneke)
Tuesday November 15, 8pm. Cache / Hidden (dir. Haneke)
Tuesday November 22, 8pm. Das weisse Band / The White Ribbon (dir. Haneke)

Dienstag, 8. Februar 2011

Berlin Films II: Love, Life, and Murder

Pandaemonium Geramanicum presents its Spring 2011 PG Kino film series, Berlin Films II: Love, Life, and Murder. Part of a two-semester series on Berlin Films, the six films presented during the Spring semester showcase urban life in Germany’s capital in the 20th and 21st centuries. Within the city, communities form and individuals negotiate public and private personae, personal and political motives, crime, and other strains to the social fabric in films by directors including Andreas Dresen, Fritz Lang, Robert Stemmle, and Bartosz Konopka.

This semester, films will be screened Wednesdays at 8PM, in 103 Rockefeller Hall, unless otherwise noted or advertised.

PG Kino Spring 2011 Screenings

Feb 9: Die Polizistin (Dresen, 2000)

Feb 23: M (Lang, 1931)

Mar 9: Emil und die Detektive (Stemmle, 1954)

Mar 30: Herr Lehmann (Haußmann, 2003)

April 13: Sommer vorm Balkon (Dresen, 2005)

April 27: Mauerhase (Konopka, 2009)

Sonntag, 5. September 2010

Berlin Films I: Streets and City Spaces

Pandaemonium Geramanicum presents its Fall 2010 PG Kino film series, Berlin Films I: Streets and City Spaces. Part of a two-semester series on Berlin Films, the six films presented in the Fall semester will showcase various social experiences located in Germany’s capital in the 20th and 21st centuries. As the camera lens moves from leisure trips before the rise of National Socialism to dreams in a divided Germany, Berlin’s diverse neighborhoods and cityscapes become the backdrop for stories of cultural change and formation by directors including Andreas Dresen, Bettina Blümner, and Wim Wenders, among others.

This semester, PG Kino moves to Tuesdays at 8PM. Screenings will be held in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, unless otherwise noted or advertised.

Sept 7: Menschen am Sonntag (Siodmak/Ulmer, 1930)
Sept 21: Prinzessinnenbad (Blümner, 2007)
Oct 5: Die Legende von Paul und Paula (Carow, 1973)
Oct 26: Kuhle Wampe (Dudow, 1932)
Nov 16: Berlin: Sinfonie einer Groβstadt (Ruttmann, 1927) This screening in Lewis Auditorium. Please note change in date and time!
Nov 30: Der Himmel über Berlin (Wenders, 1987)

Screenings are FREE and open to the public.
Each film will be preceded by an introduction and followed by an open discussion.

-Series description by Katrina Nousek and Miyako Hayakawa

Freitag, 12. Februar 2010

Spring 2010: Dokumentarfilm

All screenings will be held on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30PM in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University.

Tentative screening schedule:
February 17: Tierische Liebe (Seidl, 1994)
March 3: Auf der Suche nach dem Gedächtnis (Seeger, 2009)
March 18: Short films by Alexander Kluge (TBA, NB Thursday evening at 8PM!)
March 31: We Feed the World-- Essen Global (Wagenhofer, 2005)
April 14: Der ewige Jude (Hippler, 1940)
April 28: Sag niemals nie - die Räumung der Mainzer Straße in Berlin (1991)

Preceded by a short introduction to the film and followed by a discussion. Free and open to the public.

Mittwoch, 7. Oktober 2009

Cornell Cinema Presents

The Great Divide: Before & After the Wall

One, Two, Three
Wed, Oct 21 at 7pm
Fri, Oct 23 at 9:30pm
Sat, Oct 24 at 4:30pm
directed by Billy Wilder
with James Cagney, Arlene Francis
James Cagney plays a Coca-Cola rep working in Berlin, pre-Wall, in Wilder's corrosive satire that targets everything in sight, including capitalism, consumerism and Communism. "But in our taste-free, post-Communist age, One, Two, Three can now be seen as prophetic of the eventual Fall [of the Wall] itself, as well as a latter-day classic of screwball comedy." (Film Forum) 35mm
1961, color, 1 hr 48 min, USA

The Baader-Meinhof Complex
Wed, Oct 28 at 6:45pm

Fri, Oct 30 at 9:45pm

Sun, Nov 1 at 7:15pm
directed by Uli Edel
with Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek
A sprawling look at the infamous left wing collective The Red Army Faction who terrorized 1970s Germany with a wave of assassinations, bank robberies, kidnappings, and bombings.  In the film, a pair of lovers, Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, are joined by a journalist, Ulrike Meinhof, who abandons her family after writing about the group, which makes her a convert to their philosophy of violent overthrow. "Baader Meinhof is an exploitation film on a socially conscious subject, the equivalent of Steven Soderbergh's Che having a love child with The Fast and the Furious." (LA Times) more at 35mm
2008, color, 2 hrs 30 min, Germany

The Lives of Others
Wed, Nov 4 at 7pm
Sat, Nov 7 at 9:30pm
directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
with Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Muhe, Martina Gedeck
This gripping political thriller, set in 1984's East Berlin, traces the lives of a playwright and the Stasi agent who spies on him, as each confronts the moral ambiguities of totalitarian terrorism in the waning days of Soviet rule. Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  more at 35mm 'Scope.
2006, color, 2 hrs 17 min, Germany

Good Bye Lenin!
Wed, Nov 11 at 7pm
Sat, Nov 14 at 4:30pm
directed by Wolfgang Becker
with Daniel Brhl, Kathrin Sass
A quick-thinking German teen tries to insulate his socialist mother from the frightful shock of capitalist revolution in this hit political comedy. 35mm
2003, color, 2 hrs 1 min, Germany

All screenings in Willard Straight Theatre
Admission: $6.50 general/$5 seniors/$4 students
Matinees: $4 all
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Cosponsored with
The Institute for German Cultural Studies
Dept. of German Studies
PG Kino