Past Events - 2007

Spring 2007 Events & Screenings

IWP Cinemathèque

All screenings followed by conversations with visiting writers .

September 10

8pm, E105 Adler Journalism Bldg
Rafael Courtoisie (Uruguay) presents Whisky (dir. J-P. Rebella, Uruguay, 2005)

September 17

8pm, E105 Adler Journalism Bldg
Jamby Djusubalieva (Kyrgyzstan) presents Beshkempir (dir. Aktan Abdykalyakov,
Kyrgyzstan, 1998)

September 24

8pm, E105 Adler Journalism Bldg
Bi Feiyu (China) presents Shanghai Triad (dir. Zhang Yimou, screenplay Bi Feiyu, China, 1995)

October 8

8pm, E105 Adler Journalism Bldg
Lou Ye (China) presents Summer Palace (dir. Lou Ye, China, 2006)

October 22

7 pm, 101 BCSB
Mazen Saadeh presents Olive Harvest (dir. Hanna Elias, with Mazen Saadeh, Palestine/USA, 2003) and clips from the documentary My Friend, My Enemy (dir. Mazen Saadeh, Israel/Palestine, 2004). A discussion following the film will be led by Linda Mokdad, a PhD student in Cinema and Comparative Literature who designed and taught the UI's first course on Arab Cinemas.

048:112 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture Screenings

German Cinema: From Division to Post-Unification

All movies are free and open to the public and are screened on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Room 101, Becker Communications Studies Building at the corner of Washington and Madison streets in Iowa City.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you require accommodations to attend or information, please contact Dennis Hanlon at the Institute for Cinema and Culture at 319-335-1348.

Jan 18

The Murderers Are Among Us / Die Mörder Sind Unter Uns (Wolfgang Staudte, Germany, 1946, 87 ', 35mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Jan 25

Berlin-Schönhauser Corner / Berlin-Ecke Schönhauser (Gerhard Klein, East Germany, 1957, 82 ', 35mm)
The Hooligans / Die Halbstarken (Georg Tressler, West Germany, 1956, 89 ')
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Feb 1

The Divided Heaven / Der Geteilte Himmel (Konrad Wolf, East Germany, 1963, 109', 16mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Feb 8

The Trace of Stones / Spur der Steine (Frank Beyer, East Germany, 1966/1990, 138', 35mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Feb 15

Oskar Langenfeld (Holger Meins, West Germany, 1966, 13')
Inextinguishable Fire / Nicht Löschbares Feuer (Harun Farocki, West Germany, 1969, 25 ')
Not Reconciled or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules/ Nicht Versöhnt oder Es Herrscht Nur Gewalt, Wo Gewalt Herrscht (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, West Germany, 1965, 55', 35mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Feb 22

All-around Reduced Personality-REDUPERS / Die Allseitig-reduzierte Persönlichkeit ReDuPers (Helke Sander, West Germany, 1977, 98', 16mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Mar 1

The Legend of Paul and Paula / Die Legende von Paul und Paula (Heiner Carow, East Germany, 1972, 106', 35mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Mar 8

Winnetou II – Last of the Renegades (Harald Reinl, West Germany, 1964, 94')
Apaches / Apachen (Gottfried Kolditz, East Germany, 1973, 98')
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Mar 22

Schtonk! (Helmut Dietl, Germany, 1992, 115')
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Mar 29

Between (Claudia Schillinger, West Germany, 1989, 10')
The German Chainsaw Massacre/ Das Deutsche Kettensägenmassaker (Christoph Schlingensief, Germany, 1991, 63 ')
Former East/Former West (Shelly Silver, USA/Germany, 1994, 62')
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Apr 5

Konrad! The Mother Said / Konrad! Sprach die Frau Mama (Ramona Köppel-Welsh, East Germany, 1989, 1989, 10')
I'll show you my Life – Marieluise, A Child of Golzow / Da Habt Ihr Mein Leben Marieluise Kind von Golzow (Barbara & Winfried Junge, (East)Germany, 1961-1997, 141', 35mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Apr 12

September, September (Gino Hahnemann, East Germany, 1989, 6')
No Place To Go/ Die Unberührbare (Oskar Roehler, Germany, 1999, 100', 16mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Apr 19

Head-On / Gegen die Wand (Fatih Akin, Germany/Turkey, 2003, 118')
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

Apr 26

A Miracle / Ein Wunder (Stanislaw Mucha, Germany, 1998, 7')
Distant Lights / Lichter (Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany, 2003, 105 ', 16mm)
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

May 3

Go For Zucker! / Alles Auf Zucker! (Dani Levy, Germany, 2004, 90')
7 pm, Becker Communications Studies Building, Room 101

 

Fall 2007 Events & Screenings

Free and Open to the Public:

The Proseminar in Cinema and Culture on Microcinemas presents: Films by Michael Robinson with the filmmaker in person.

Date: December 6th, 2007
Time:7:00 pm
Place: in 101 BCSB

Since 2000, Michael Robinson has created a body of film, video and photography work exploring the poetics of loss and the dangers of mediated experience. His work has screened in both solo and group shows at a variety of festivals, cinematheques and galleries. He is a co-founder of Philadelphia's Small Change Film Series, and recently curated and presented a program of American film and video at multiple venues in Moscow and St. Petersburgh. Originally from upstate NY, Michael holds a BFA from Ithaca College, and a MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently resides in Chicago.

Michael will be screening the following films at the proseminar:

You Don't Bring Me Flowers

2005, 8 minutes, 16mm color film
Viewed at its seams, a slideshow of National Geographic landscapes from the 1960's and 70's deforms into a bright white distress signal.

The General Returns From One Place to Another

2006, 11 minutes, digital video
A Frank O'Hara monologue (from a play of the same title) attempts to undercut the sincerity of the landscape, but there are stronger forces surfacing.

Tidal

2001, 6.5 minutes, 16mm color film
A love story told through the newly haunted home my parents shared for twenty-eight years.

And We All Shine On

2006, 7 minutes, 16mm color film
An ill wind is transmitting through the lonely night, spreading deception and myth along its murky path, singing the dangers of the mediated spirit.

Light is Waiting

2007, 11 minutes, digital video
A very special episode of television's Full House devours itself from the inside out, excavating a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea.

Chiquitita and the Soft Escape

2003, 10 minutes, 16mm color film
Twin attempts at structuring images of home and loved-ones suffer a gentle breakdown in the face of the romantic.

Victory Over the Sun

2007, 12.5 minutes, 16mm color film
Dormant sites of past World's Fairs breed an eruptive struggle between spirit and matter, ego and industry, futurism and failure.
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Louis Schwartz.

All films are free and open to the public.
The Proseminar in Cinema and Culture is sponsored by the Institute for Cinema and Culture, International Programs, and the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature.
If you require accommodations to attend this event, please contact the Institute for Cinema and Culture at 335-1348.

On Each Side

- directed by Hugo Grosso.
Date: December 3, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: International Programs Commons room 1117 (located in the Old Capital Mall). Refreshments will be served.
The film will be introduced by Professor Corey Creekmur, Director of the Institute for Cinema and Culture, Dept. of Cinema and Comparative Literature & English.

Digitime and Inscription In Postfilmic Narrative

Date: Friday, November 30, 2007
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: 101 BCSB
Presenter: Garrett Stewart, James O. Freedman Professor of Letters, Dept. of English