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Classics of German Cinema

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Wednesday, 01 November, 2017

Schemel Forum Evening Course:

Classics of German Cinema

2017 is the 100th anniversary of Universum film (Ufa), the iconic studio that dominated the German film from 1917 to 1945. Ufa played a key role in consolidating German film’s international reputation for technological innovation, artistic quality and commercial success. Ultimately Ufa and its rival studios made a lasting impact on classic Hollywood cinema via German exiles and emigres to the US.

Taking this anniversary as an occasion to revisit Weimar-era cinema, this course explores
the rich culture of interwar Germany through short lectures, film screenings and discussions. Participants will gain insight into the emergence of the studio system, the transition from silent to sound film and the special place of film in mass culture.

Films screened in full or in part include: The Cabinet of Dr. Calipari, The Blue Angel,
and Metropolis

Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., Associate Professor of World Languages & Cultures,
The University of Scranton

Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25, and November 1, 8, 15
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium, Room 228

$60pp/$100 per couple, FREE to University of Scranton Staff, Faculty and Students


Kym Fetsko

Phone: 570-941-7816
Website: Click to Visit

Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium, (228)

320 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510