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Alexander Kluge on Werner Schroeter

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



Kluge, a key figure in the New German Cinema, has, since the late 1980s, produced a weekly television series on culture, science, politics, history, and philosophy. He and Schroeter, both passionate devotees of opera and theater, met on several occasions to discuss Shakespeare, Callas, Puccini, Bizet, Schubert, and Beethoven. Then in 2003, Kluge filmed Schroeter’s staging of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma in Dusseldorf, and in 2010 in Leipzig, he followed one of Schroeter’s very last productions, Mozart’s Don Giovanni. All works digitally projected; courtesy dctp.

“Der Charme, der aus der Freiheit kommt” (“The Charm that Comes from Freedom”)
1989. West Germany. Directed by Alexander Kluge. In German; English subtitles. 31 min.

Die Tochter des Miraculix (The Daughter of Miraculix)
2003. Germany. Directed by Alexander Kluge. In German; English subtitles. 45 min.

Auf der Rasierklinge des Lebens (On the Razor Blade of Life)
2010. Germany. Directed by Alexander Kluge. In German; English subtitles. 24 min.

Program 100 min.

In the Film exhibition Werner Schroeter

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