Die letzten Tage von Gomorrha (The Last Days of Gomorrah). 1974. West Germany. Written and directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms. With Sasha Rabben, Matthias Fuchs, Ernest Jacobi. 35mm print courtesy of Deutsche Kinemathek. In German; English subtitles. 105 min.
Her only foray into science fiction—about the havoc wrought on society by a television that satisfies every human craving—The Last Days of Gomorrah was a favorite of Sanders-Brahms, who brought feminist politics to the New German Cinema movement of the 1970s. Rarely screened, it is a forceful piece of capitalist realism, critiquing working-class alienation and commodity culture.
Tuesday, July 25,4:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2
Thursday, July 20,7:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2