Anti-Fascist Cinemas At Cable Car

(2.23) Magic Lantern will present “Anti-Fascist Cinemas: A Global Perspective” Thursday at the Cable Car Cinema. The first screening in this ongoing series will reexamine the case of Germany through the lens of a militant post-war avant-garde. The program consists of a short film by Alexander Kluge and Peter Schamoni called “Brutality in Stone” and the feature-length omnibus film “Germany in Autumn.”

Following the kidnapping and murder of Hans-Martin Schleyer by members of the RAF, a group of left-wing German filmmakers banded together in the fall of 1977 to articulate a collective response to the national situation. They refused to identify individual contributions, despite the fame of many participants, instead presenting the film as the work of a non-hierarchical community. The result is an extraordinary exercise in artistic collaboration and critical filmmaking, capturing the lively spectrum of political positions within Germany’s New Left.

Programmed by Cassandra Guan. Support provided by the Frobes Center for Culture & Media at Brown University.

$10, doors 7:30pm, Thursday, February 23, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main Street, (directions)

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