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A Place in Berlin

Film/Video

Image courtesy of DEFA

A Place in Berlin
Introduced by Barton Byg Jürgen Böttcher, 2001

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 7 PM

The Marx-Engels-Forum, a ambitious, monumental project of Communist East Germany, occupies a central spot in historic Berlin like an enormous fossil of the past.

Jürgen Böttcher’s experimental documentary transforms footage he shot of the creation of this monument in the 1980s into new material. He tells a story about history and art in Berlin’s center and the loss of a monument’s meaning. (88 mins., 35mm)

Barton Byg, who introduces the film, is a professor of German and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and founding director of the DEFA Film Library, a collection of films from the former East Germany at UMAss Amherst. He is the author of Landscapes of Resistance: The German Films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub (1995).

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Film Studies Program.

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.