Friday, February 10, 2012, 6 p.m.
Erobert den Film!
Ein deutsch-russisches Filmexperiment 1921–1936

As a German-Russian limited company, the “red dream factory“, with its
novel cinematic language and daring business models, created something
new,  going beyond Hollywood, Ufa and the Soviet state productions. In a
talk with Rainer Rother, curators Günter Agde and Alexander Schwarz
present the film programme for this year's retrospective, as well as the
related publication. The “red dream factory” has lost none of its fascination.

Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Event Room, 4th
In German, admission free


Saturday, February 11, 2012, 6 p.m.
Die hohe Kunst, die Welt zu gestalten
Set designers Silke Buhr (POLL and THE LIVES OF OTHERS, among
others) and Susanne Hopf (SUMMER IN BERLIN and STOPPED ON
TRACK, among others) talking with Horst Peter Koll about their work,
filming in Berlin and the Babelsberg Film Studios, as well as their
experiences as women in a field shaped by men.
In co-operation with Film-Dienst

Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Event Room, 4th
In German, admission free


Sunday, February 12, 2012, 6 p.m.
Russischer Film zwischen Krise und Neubeginn

Together with ARTE/ZDF editor Nina Goslar, director Alexander Schwarz
will be presenting his film documentation DIE ROTE TRAUMFABRIK
(2012). Many film excerpts and photos, shown for the first time, illustrate
the colourful history of the unique German-Russian studio of the workers’
relief organisation IAH (Internationale Arbeiterhilfe) and the vision of its
founders, Willi Münzenberg and Moisej Alejnikow. The documentation,
which includes statements by famous film historians, as well as prominent
films by the authors and contemporary film entrepreneurs from Russia,
traces a line between the film history of the 1920s and 30s and
contemporary Russian film.

Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Event Room, 4th
In German, admission free


Monday, February 13, 2012, 6 p.m.
100 Jahre Babelsberg. Der Filmpionier Guido Seeber
In 2012, the studios in Babelsberg will be one hundred years old. It was all
started by Guido Seeber, then the technical manager of Deutsche Bioscop.
The Deutsche Kinemathek looks after the estate of this remarkable
technical film pioneer, cameraman and film technician. The vast holdings of
film documents from the early days of cinematography, including
manuscripts, photos and technical literature, is being carefully processed
again. With the support of TeleFactory, nitrofilm fragments are now being
restored in digital camera quality, and documents sorted and catalogued.
Seeber's work Der kinematographische Aufnahmeapparat, a part of his
estate, is currently being edited. The many facets of the “Seeber Project”
will be presented in lectures on Seeber and the restoration work. With
contributions by Martin Koerber, Werner Sudendorf, Volkmar Ernst, Ralf
Forster and Jens-Theo Müller
And event staged in co-operation with TeleFactory

Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Event Room, 4th
In German, admission free


Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4 p.m.
“Verschiedenes über dasselbe”
Zu den Varianten von Dsiga Wertows TRI PESNI O LENINE

Sometimes one film is not enough: altogether, five versions of TRI PESNIO
LENINE – Vertov's unique work for the “red dream factory” – have been
made over the years. The sound version (1934) was followed by a silent
version (1935), revised versions (1938) and a “reconstruction” in the 1970s:
manifestations of media transformations and attempts to exert political
influence. A lecture with video examples by Adelheid Heftberger, Slavist,
and curator of the Vertov Collection at the Austrian Film Museum, offers
insights into the eventful history of the cinema.

Zeughauskino, Unter den Linden 2
In German, admission free

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