A conversation between director and screenwriter Christoph Hochhäusler and the American artist Amie Siegel about the representation of cities in film, particularly Berlin.

Deutsches Haus

Deutsches Haus at NYU will present on Saturday, April 11, a conversation between Christoph Hochhäusler, the director and screenwriter of The Lies of the Victors, and the American artist Amie Siegel about the representation of cities in film, with a particular focus placed on the city of Berlin.

Events at Deutsches Haus – 42 Washington Mews, New York, N.Y. – are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited, so please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. For further information call 212.998.8660.

How can one depict a city? What defines Berlin? What needs to remain unseen in the process, and how does the cinematic representation of Berlin differ from that of e.g. New York? What do we recognize in the city’s and cinema’s mirror? During this conversation, the filmmakers will discuss their work, including The Lies of the Victors, Berlin Remake, and other prominent representations of Berlin in film.

This conversation will be moderated by Professor Ulrich Baer, NYU's vice provost for faculty, arts, humanities, anddiversity.

Christoph Hochhäusler was born in 1972 in Munich, Germany and now lives and works in Berlin. He studied Architecture in Berlin before graduating in Film Directing at the University of Film & Television Munich (HFF). He is founder (1998) and co-editor of the semestrial film magazine "Revolver" and has published numerous film-related texts and articles in newspapers, journals and catalogues. He also hosts an ongoing series of film talks ("Revolver Live") at Volksbühne Berlin. His feature films include: „Milchwald“ (This very Moment, feature, 2003), "Falscher Bekenner“ (I am Guilty, feature, 2005) "Unter Dir die Stadt“ (The City below, feature, 2010)
, "Dreileben. Eine Minute Dunkel" (Dreileben - Part III - One Minute of Darkness, 2011) and "Die Lügen der Sieger" (The Lies of the Victors, feature, 2014).

Amie Siegel, was born in 1974 in Chicago. Ranging from photographs, video, film installations, and feature films for the cinema, her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including City of Disappearances, CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; Amie Siegel, Part 1: Black Moon, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; The Talent Show, MoMA/PS1, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Russian Linesman, Hayward Gallery, London; 2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Forum Expanded, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her videos and feature films have been shown widely including at the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art, New York; BFI Southbank and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and is a recipient of the ICA Boston’s 2010 Foster Prize and a 2012 Sundance Institute Film Fund award.

Ulrich Baer is a professor of German and Comparative Literature and Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity at the New York University. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale in Comparative Literature and first joined NYU in 1996. He is a widely published author, editor, and translator and an expert on modern poetry, literary theory, and photography. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, NYU's Golden Dozen Teaching Award (twice), a Getty
 Research Fellowship, and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. 

The Lies of the Victors will have its North American premiere at Cinema Village and will be shown as part of the film series KINO! Festival of German Film on April 10 at 8:00 p.m. and April 11 at 2:00 p.m. It is distributed by Heimatfilm, in co-production with Mact Productions. 

Die Lügen der Sieger: A Conversation between Christoph Hochhäusler and Amie Siegel moderated by Prof. Ulrich Baer is a DAAD-sponsored event.

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