New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

"Wende Flicks: Last Films From East Germany," at NYU's Deutsches Haus, Oct. 16, Nov. 6 & 13

September 30, 2009
N-52, 2009-10

As the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, New York University’s Deutsches Haus will host a fall film series, “WENDE FLICKS: Last Films from East Germany,” comprised of four documentaries portraying life in the German Democratic Republic. NYU’s Deutsches Haus is located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place). All screenings begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Call 212.998.8660 for more information. Subway Lines: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

The documentaries (in German with English subtitles) depict a world from the punk and glam rock music scene in East Germany in 1988 (“whisper & SHOUT”), to the Leipzig demonstrations of fall 1989 (“Leipzig in the Fall”), to the ensuing dismantling of the Berlin Wall and a country’s way of life (“The Wall,” 1989/90, and “Eastern Landscape,” 1991). The series is organized by the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in collaboration with Los Angeles’ Wende Museum.

Schedule of Screenings:

  • Friday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. “whisper & SHOUT” (“flüstern & SCHREIEN”) 1988, 120 min., color; Director: Dieter Schumann
  • Friday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. “Leipzig in the Fall” (“Leipzig im Herbst”) East Germany, 1989, 50 min., b/w Directors: Gerd Kroske and Andreas Voigt AND: “Eastern Landscape” (“Östliche Landschaft”) Germany, 1991, 15 min., color Director: Eduard Schreiber
  • Friday, November 13, 6:00 p.m. “The Wall” (“Die Mauer”) East Germany, 1989/90, 98 min., color & b/w Director: Jürgen Böttcher

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

FROM TOP:  whisper & SHOUT; Leipzig in the Fall; Eastern Landscape ALL IMAGES (c) DEFA Film Library

FROM TOP: whisper & SHOUT; Leipzig in the Fall; Eastern Landscape ALL IMAGES (c) DEFA Film Library

Search News

NYU In the News

NYU Offers Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

The Wall Street Journal reported that NYU will begin offering scholarship aid to undocumented students for the school year beginning next September.

NYU Adopts Lean LaunchPad Program to Teach Entrepreneurship

Startup guru Steve Blank, in a Huffington Post blog, described how NYU adopted the Lean LaunchPad model to teach entrepreneurship to students and faculty at NYU.

Biology Professor Jane Carlton Examines Wastewater for the City’s Microbiome

The New York Times’ Science Times column “Well” profiled Biology Professor Jane Carlton and her research project to sequence microbiome of New York City by examining wastewater samples.

Steinhardt Professors Use a Play as Therapy

The New York Times wrote about a play written by Steinhardt Music Professor Robert Landy about the relationship between Adjunct Professor Cecilia Dintino, a clinical psychologist in the Drama Therapy Program, and a patient, former Broadway actress Jill Powell.

NYU Public Health Experts Urge Strengthening Local Health Systems to Combat Ebola

Dean Cheryl Healton of the Global Institute of Public Health and Public Health Professor Christopher Dickey wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post saying international health agencies need to strengthen their presence in countries at the local level to prevent future ebola outbreaks.

NYU Footer