German Film Institute

2012 GFI SCHEDULE

The Cinema of Crisis: German Film, 1928-1936
May 20-26, 2012

—All Screenings are Free and Open to the Public—


Directors: Anton Kaes (Berkeley); Eric Rentschler (Harvard)   Organizer: Johannes von Moltke

Sunday, May 20
    4:00
F. P. 1 antwortet nicht / F.P. 1 Doesn’t Answer
                (Hartl, 1932, 107 min., DVD), 2435 North Quad    
    6:30 Opening Reception, 2435 North Quad
    8:00 Der Kaiser von Kalifornien / The Emperor of California 
                (Trenker, 1936, 95 min., DVD, English subtitles), 2435 North Quad
            Sprengbagger 1010 / Explosive Excavator 1010 
                (Achaz-Duisberg, 1929, 88 min., DVD), 2435 North Quad

Monday, May 21
    2:00 Mutter Krausens Fahrt in Glückk / Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness     
                
(Jutzi, 1929, 101 min., 35mm.), Angell Auditorium A
    4:00 Cyankali 
                (Tintner, 1930, 80 min., 35mm.), Angell Auditorium A            
            Ums tägliche Brot / Hunger in Waldenburg

                 (Jutzi, 1929, 32 min., DVD [fragment])), Angell Auditorium A
    8:00 Zwei Welten / Two Worlds 
                (Hochbaum, 1929, 14 min., DVD), Angell Auditorium A
            Jenseits der Strasse: Eine Tragödie des Alltags / Harbor Drift: A Tragedy of Everyday Life 
                (Mittler/Blum, 1929, 95 min., 35 mm.), Angell Auditorium A
           Lohnbuchhalter Kremke / Bookkeeper Kremke 
                (Harder, 1930, 68 min., 35mm. ), Angell Auditorium A

Tuesday, May 22
    2:00 Arm wie eine Kirchenmaus / Poor as a Church Mouse 
                (92 min., DVD), Angell Auditorium A
    4:00 Ein blonder Traum / A Blonde’s Dream 
                (92 min., 35mm. Kinemathek), Angell Auditorium A
    8:00 Die verliebte Firma / The Company’s in Love 
                (Ophüls, 1932, 72 min., DVD), 2435 North Quad
            April, April! 
                (Sierck, 1935, 82 min., DVD), 2435 North Quad

Wednesday, May 23
    2:00 Polizeibericht Überfall / Accident 
                (Metzner, 1929, 21 min., DVD, English subtitles), Angell Auditorium A
            Großstadtschmetterling / City Butterfly 
                (Eichberg, 1929, 90 min., 35mm), Angell Auditorium A
    4:00 Verräter / Traitor 
                (Ritter, 1936, 86 min., 35mm.), Angell Auditorium A
    8:00 Razzia in St. Pauli / Raid in St. Pauli 
                (Hochbaum, 1932, 62 min., DVD, English Subtitles), Angell Auditorium A
            Der Schuss im Tonfilmatelier / The Shot in the Talker Studio 
                (Zeisler, 1930, 73 min., 35 mm.), Angell Auditorium A

Thursday, May 24
    2:00 Ein Mensch ohne Namen / The Man Without a Name 
                (Ucicky, 1932, 87 min., 35mm.), Angell Auditorium A
    4:00 Ein Mann will nach Deutschland / A Man Wants to Get to Germany 
                (Wegener, 1934, 97 min., 35mm), Angell Auditorium A
    8:00 Niemandsland / Hell On Earth 
                (Trivas, 1931, 93 min., DVD, English subtitles), 2435 North Quad
            Der Choral von Leuthen / The Hymn of Leuthen 
                (Froelich/Supper, 1933, 83 min., DVD), 2435 North Quad

Friday, May 25
    2:00 Die Tochter des Samurai / The Daughter of the Samurai 
                (Fanck, 1936, 106 min., DVD), 2435 North Quad
    4:00 Ewiger Wald / Enchanted Forest 
              (Springer/Sonjevski-Jamrowski, 1936, 69 min., 35mm), Angell Auditorium A
            Das Stahltier / The Steel Animal 
                (Zielke, 1934, 72 min., DVD), Angell Auditorium A
    8:00 Gold 
                (Hartl, 1934, 103 min., 35mm.), Angell Auditorium A
            Der ewige Traum / The Eternal Dream 
                (Fanck, 1934, 97 min., 35mm), Angell Auditorium A

Saturday, May 26
    2:00 Die Welt ohne Maske /The World Without a Mask 
                (Piel, 1934, 111 min., DVD), 6360 North Quad
    4:00 Abschied (So sind die Menschen) / Farewell  
                
(Siodmak, 1930, 80 min., DVD), 6360 North Quad

The German Film Institute is sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; The Department of Screen Arts & Cultures; The Institute for the Humanities; The International Institute; The Office of the Vice Provost for Research; The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Rackham Graduate School, and Beta-Film.

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GFI History

Since 2004, Michigan has been hosting the biannual German Film Institute. This event brings together eminent scholars in the field of German Film Studies for a week-long seminar of screenings and intensive discussions. Institute topics have included Weimar cinema and its international connections and Young German Film and the legacies of 1968. This year's seminars and screenings will be devoted to the crisis years of the late Weimar Republic, the rise of Fascism, and the transition to sound. Screenings are open to the public, and the schedule will be announced on these pages.

The German Film Institute has a long history in the field of German Studies. It began as an intensive introductory seminar, or "clearing house" for Germanists interested in working with film; the success of this model is directly measurable by the substantial body of rigorous work on film that has been published in the field of German Studies by former participants in the Institute. From this model, the German Film Institute emerged in its current format in August 2000. It now unites scholars with a research record in the field of German film studies, and on the year's topic in particular.

2008 marks the twelfth meeting of the Institute in this form, which follows an established pattern of screenings and seminars. The meetings run for a week in August, with plenary and seminar sessions for registered participants in the mornings, and screenings in the afternoons and evenings.

The event is structured to maximize interactive exchange among the attending scholars. A substantial amount of time is devoted to close analyses of exemplary sequences as well as to intensive discussions that seek to situate the films within pertinent theoretical, analytical, and comparative perspectives. Pre-circulated materials assist participants in their preparations. The screenings are free and open to the public.

The German Film Institute is sponsored by: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, The Insitute for the Humanities, The Office of the Vice President for Research, The Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and LS&A.

Organizer:
Johannes von Moltke
Associate Professor
German Studies and Screen Arts & Cultures
University of Michigan
3110 MLB
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1275
Tel. 734.764.8018
Fax. 734.763.6557 (w)
moltke@umich.edu

Directors:
Prof. Anton Kaes, German and Film Studies, UC Berkeley
Prof. Eric Rentschler, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

GFI ARCHIVES

 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004 |


2008 Archive
GFI Theme "Circa 1968-Young German cinema and the Legacies of the Sixties" 2008 GFI Sitemaker Site*

Monday, August 11
4:00     Die Worte des Vorsitzenden (3 min., 16mm)
            Ihre Zeitungen (25 min., 16mm)
            White Christmas (3 min., 16mm)
            De oppresso liber (5 min., 16mm)
            Die rote Fahne (12 min., 16mm)
            Polizeifilm (12 min., DVD)
            Machorka Muff (18 min., DVD)
            Nicht löschbares Feuer (25 min., 16mm)
            Mühlheim/Ruhr (14 min., 16mm)
8:00    Subjektitüde (5 min., DVD w/subtitles)
          Unterm Pflaster ist der Strand (103 min., 35mm)

Tuesday, August 12
4:00  Antigone (7 min., 35mm)
         Jane erschiesst John, weil er sie mit Anne betrügt (15 min., 35mm)
         Die Bettwurst (81 min., DVD)
8:00  Es (86 min., 35mm)
         Neun Leben hat die Katze (90 min., 35mm)

Wednesday, August 13  
4:00 Aus der Ferne sehe ich dieses Land (100 min., 35mm)
8:00 Shirins Hochzeit (120 min., 35mm)

Thursday, August 14
4:00 Ich liebe Dich, ich töte Dich (95 min., 35mm)
8:00 Negresco (95 min., DVD)
       Zur Sache Schätzchen (80 min., DVD)

Friday, August 15
4:00 besonders wertvoll (11 min., 16mm)
        Wilder Reiter GmbH (104 min., 16mm w/subtitles)
8:00 Einleitung zu Arnold Schoenbergs Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene (17 min., DVD)
        Der Tod der Maria Malibran (104 min., 16mm w/subtitles)

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2006 Archive
GFI Theme "Unknown Weimar II: International Connections"

Public Screening Schedule - German Silents: Treasures from the Archive
Sunday, August 6
    7:30 Phantom (Germany 1922, F.W. Murnau)

Monday, August 7
    7:30 Looping the Loop (Germany 1928, A. Robison)

Tuesday, August 8
    2:00 Orlacs Hände / The Hands of Orlac (Germany 1924, R. Wiene)
    7:30 Die Brüder Schellenberg / The Schellenberg Brothers (Germany 1926, K. Grune)

Wednesday, August 9
    2:00 Die wunderbare Luege der Nina Petrowna / The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna (Germany 1929, H. Schwarz)
    7:30 Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame / I Kiss Your Hand, Madame (Germany 1929, R. Land)

Thursday, August 10
    2:00 Geschlecht in Fesseln / Sex in Chains (Germany 1928, W. Dieterle)
    7:30 Nju – eine unverstandne Frau /Husbands or Lovers (Germany 1924, P. Czinner)

Friday, August 11
    2:00 Ein Walzertraum / A Waltz Dream (Germany 1925, L. Berger)
    7:30 Die Bergkatze / The Mountain Cat (Germany 1921, E. Lubitsch)

Saturday, August 12
    2:00 Heimkehr / Homecoming (Germany 1928, J. May)

The German Film Institute is sponsored by: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Program in Film and Video Studies. The Institute for the Humanities, The Office of the Vice President for Research, and LS&A. All screenings are FREE.  For more information call 764-8018.

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2004 Archive
GFI Theme "Unknown Weimar: The Spaces of German Silent Cinema"

Public Screening Schedule
Monday, August 9
8:30 Opium

Tuesday, August 10
2:00 Schatten (Warning Shadow)
4:00 Der brennende Acker (Burning Soil)
8:30 Scherben (Shattered) & Hintertreppe (Backstairs)

Wednesday, August 11
8:30 Das wandernde Bild (The Wandering Image)

Thursday, August 12
4:00 Sumurun (One Arabian Night)
8:30 Das alte Gesetz (This Ancient Law)

Friday, August 13
2:00 Alraune (A Daughter of Destiny)
8:30 Genuine: A Tale of a Vampire & Anders als die Anderen (Different from the Others)

Saturday, August 14
4:00 Stuart Webbs Serials

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