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

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