Sunday, October 14th, 2018
A German Youth (Une jeunesse allemande) (2015)
Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot
Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies
Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
A German Youth tells the story of the Red Army Faction—a revolutionary terrorist group active in West Germany in the 1970s—through its images. The film was produced entirely by editing together pre-existing visual and sound archives, such as television footage, early experimental short films by the first generation of film students in Berlin, as well as documentary and feature films of the time. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and politics and seeking out filmmaking’s radical potential, the film engages with the archive and investigates the ways in which its own radical potentials may be actualized today. Part of the UC Film series Archives in Motion: Film Documents. (93 min) (German and French with English subtitles.)
Introduction by Dr. Svea Braeunert, Department of German Studies/ Film and Media Studies, University of Cincinnati - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport
FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation.
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