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The Tin Drum

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THE TIN DRUM (CC #234) trailer

The Tin Drum

New DCP Restoration of Director's Cut
(Volker Schlöndorff, 1979)

Tue, Jan 22, 2013 7 PM

In this visionary adaptation of Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, a highly intelligent three-year-old decides to stop aging in protest of the hypocrisy of adulthood and society.

Caught in a state of perpetual childhood, he lashes out on 1920s Danzig with frantic poundings on his tin drum while the rest of the world marches toward the folly of World War II. An unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire. 

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (the first German film to receive this honor), this classic of world cinema is now restored to the director’s intended vision, including 20 minutes of footage not seen since the original distributor requested them cut. (163 mins., 2K DCP)

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