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The State We're In: The Films of the Berliner Schule

November 15, 2013

Deutsches Haus of New York University will present a two-day conference, “The State We're In: The Films of the Berliner Schule” on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 in conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art‘s film series The Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule.

The conference will feature four public panel discussions among filmmakers, academics, and other film experts. The panels will explore a variety of topics relating to the filmmakers of the Berliner Schule and their work, including their concept of realism, their writings on film, their vision of cinema, genre, and cinematography, the representation of the former GDR, and the influence and future of the school.

Deutsches Haus is located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), New York, NY. Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge and open to the public. Please indicate which
event you would like to attend by sending an email to

Here is the conference schedule:

Friday, November 22:

7:00 p.m.: Germany after 1989: Insights into a Society in Transition, with
Christoph Hochhäusler, Ulrich Köhler, Angela Schanelec, Marco Abel (moderator)

Saturday, November 23:

10:30 a.m.: Watching, Writing, Shooting: Cinema as Inspiration, with Benjamin Heisenberg and
Thomas Arslan, Katja Nicodemus (moderator)

1:30pm: To Film Light Itself, with Angela Schanelec, Reinhold Vorschneider, Marco Abel (moderator)

3:45pm: Ghost Stories and the Exploration of the East, with Christian Petzold, Fatima Naqvi (moderator).

“The State We're In: The Films of the Berliner Schule” is presented with the generous support
of the DAAD. Additional generous support is provided by Lufthansa and by German Films.

Deutsches Haus at NYU is also extremely grateful to Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art; Anke Leweke, independent film critic; and Sophie Cavoulacos, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, for their invaluable support.

Deutsches Haus ( is New York’s leading institution for culture and language of the German-speaking world. Located in the historic Greenwich Village district, Deutsches Haus is an integral part of New York University. Since 1977, it has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the kids program. For more information, please call 212.998.8660 or send an email to:

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
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Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

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