The Museum of Modern Art celebrates its 30th annual survey of recent German film with a screening of Laurens Straub and Dominik Wessely’s Reverse Shot – Rebellion of the Filmmakers, an illuminating documentary about the legendary Filmverlag der Autoren, the founding organization of the Neue Kino (New German Cinema) movement. In addition, we present a selection of that movement’s defining films, drawn from MoMA’s archives, including works by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, and Margarethe von Trotta; Germany ’09, a program of 13 short films about Germany today, compiled by esteemed German director Tom Tykwer; and the New York premieres of three feature films by directors who are exhibiting at MoMA for the first time: Ulla Wagner’s The Invention of Currywurst, Christian Schwochow’s November Child, and Christian Klandt’s Weltstadt. All films are in German with English subtitles.
Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film, in cooperation with German Films Service + Marketing (Munich) and its New York representative, Oliver Mahrdt. Kino! at Thirty is presented with the support of the Goethe Institute, New York. Thanks to Christian Dorsch, Managing Director, and Nicole Kaufmann, Project Coordinator, German Films Service + Marketing, and to all participating filmmakers, producers, and directors.