WENDE FLICKS SERIES and SYMPOSIUM: REMEMBERING 1989-90 THROUGH EAST GERMAN FILMS OF THE TRANSITION
Initiated and organized by Prof. Brigitta Wagner and volunteers of the Indiana University Germanic Studies Department, the DEFA Project will provide a unique opportunity for the university as well as the greater Bloomington community and its surrounding area to engage in a scholarly and educational dialogue about cinema, history, memory, and the politics that shape artistic production. It will begin with FREE public screenings of films from the period of 1989-90 from the former GDR. These screenings will be followed with Q&A sessions led by students and faculty from numerous IU departments. A total of 19 films will be shown between January 17 and April 24. All films are in the original German with English subtitles.
(FARM BLOOMINGTON Restaurant will also be working together with the WENDE FLICKS SERIES on weekly specials.)
Finally, it will culminate in an international symposium, MAKING HISTORY ReVISIBLE: EAST GERMAN CINEMA AFTER REUNIFICATION, on April 22-25. During the symposium, German filmmakers will also present SYMPOSIUM FILM SERIES of five films to the public, which will be followed with Q&A sessions. There will also be a parallel Indiana-wide Student Symposium (April 23-24) led by Outreach Coordinator, Troy Byler.
The first 10 screenings will be held at the BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER, every Sunday starting at 7pm from January 17-March 28.
The next 3 screenings will be held downstairs in the IU Fine Arts Auditorium (April 4 –18). Please check the schedule for dates and times.
January 17 (BCT): 7pm, The Wall [OPENING RECEPTION]
January 24 (BCT): 7pm, Jana and Jan
January 31 (BCT): 7pm, Coming Out [PRIDE WEEKEND]
February 7 (BCT): 7pm, Whisper & SHOUT
February 14 (BCT): 7pm, Herzsprung
February 21 (BCT): 7pm, Leipzig in the Fall and Eastern Landscape
February 28 (BCT): 7pm, The Tango Player
March 7 (BCT): 6pm, Burning Life
8pm, OSCAR VIEWING PARTY
March 21 (BCT): 7pm, The Mistake
March 28 (BCT): 7pm, The Land Beyond the Rainbow
April 4 (FA 015): 7pm, Miraculi
April 11 (FA 015): 7pm, Latest from the Da-Da-R
April 18 (FA 015): 7pm, ddr, ddr [SPECIAL EVENT]
An evening with the filmmaker and video artist Amie Siegel
April 22 (location tba): 8pm, 35 mm screening (film tba)
April 23 (location tba): 4pm, 35 mm screening (film tba)
8pm, 35 mm screening (film tba)
April 24 (location tba): 4pm, 35 mm screening (film tba)
8pm, 35 mm screening (film tba)
In addition to all this, numerous special events will be integrated into the program.
This project has been generously sponsored and partnered by:
DEFA Foundation (Berlin); Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany (Chicago); DEFA Film Library (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Filmland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany); Buskirk-Chumley Theater (Bloomington); FARM Restaurant (Bloomington); Ryder Magazine (Bloomington); Filmland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany); Indiana University WEST European Studies; Indiana University College Arts and Humanities Institute; Indiana University Office of the Vice President of International Affairs; Indiana University Libraries; Indiana University Germanic Studies; Indiana University Institute of German Studies; Indiana University Cultural Studies; Indiana University International Studies; Indiana University Gender Studies; Indiana University Russian and East European Institute; Indiana University Communication and Culture; and Indiana University Office of Service-Learning.
For more information go to www.indiana.edu/~germanic/. You can also find regular updates and information about the films on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-IN/IU-DEFA-Project/186185040637.