Ten Days That Shook the World 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution
Free admission with RSVP.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesday, November 15th 2017, 7:00pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90036
Info: +1 323 5253388orInfo@losangeles.goethe.org
Introduction and Discussion with Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and a reception follow the screening.
GDR, 1958, 126 min., in German with English subtitles.
Directors:Kurt Maetzig,Gnter ReischScreenplay:Karl Georg Egel, Paul WiensCinematography:Joachim Hasler, Otto Merz,Music:Wilhelm NeefCast:Gnther Simon, Raimund Schelcher, Friedrich Wilhelm Will, Ulrich Thein, Hilmar Thate, Ekkehard Schall
A heroic epic work detailing the German Revolution that occurred at the end of WWI.
News of the Russian Revolution has swept the world, fueling rebellions on land and sea. Sailors Lobke and Kastenare sentenced to death for their political agitation, and when a member of the firing squad, the socialist sailor Steigert, cannot bring himself to shoot them, he is arrested. Steigert's friends receive Vladimir Lenin's call for global peace on board thePrince Heinrich.
With the end of the war approaching, theGerman Imperial Navy Command decides to sendall its ships on a last-ditch suicide mission in the English Channel,giving rise to a mutiny in the port city of Kiel. Thisquickly spreads to becomea revolution, but thesailors' political differencesthey are Social Democrats, Independent Socialists, and Spartacistsultimately cause the uprising to fail.
By early 1919, however, many of the rebel sailors can attend the founding congress of the new Communist Party of Germany.
(Source: DEFA Film Library)
Kurt Maetzigwas a director and co-founder of the DEFA, who shaped almost half century of the German film history. His films, like Ehe im Schatten (1947), Der schweigende Stern (1960), Das
Kaninchen bin ich (1965) or Mann gegen Mann (1975) reflect the changeful story of the GDR cinema.
Kurt Maetzig studied in Munich and Paris. In 1946 he co-founded the DEFA and from 1954 to 1964 he was director of the Hochschule fr Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf, which he co-founded.
Presented in cooperation with The DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
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