The Tin Drum
New DCP Restoration of Director's Cut
(Volker Schlöndorff, 1979)
As our film heritage becomes more and more digitized, it is harder and harder for audiences to see important films in the manner in which they were originally meant to be presented: in a theater, on film, with an audience. Film History 101 is our modest attempt to keep this tradition alive. Once a month, we'll present a selection that transcends "classic" status to that of "essential"—films that are widely recognized as among the greatest the art of moving pictures has to offer.
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)
$8 general public
Rohauer Collection Foundation
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR
THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council