Film Screening: Memories of Berlin: Twilight of Weimar Culture
Date: Sat. February 01, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
6000 N. Broadway Street
About this event:
The Edgewater Branch's Modern Lives & Movements series will turn to the topic of the Bauhaus school during the month of February 2014, beginning with a screening of Gary Conklin's critically acclaimed 72-minute documentary, Memories of Berlin: Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976), made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Edgewater Library.
GaryConklinFilms.com describes the documentary as capturing '[t]he Golden Age of Berlin in the 1920's and early '30's . . . . Berlin, the newly emancipated capital of the Weimar Republic, was celebrated, not only for moral freedom, but also for artistic freedom. During the brief span of fifteen years following the First World War and ending with the ascension to power of Adolph Hitler in 1933, despite economic and political upheavals, Berlin attracted the most dazzling artistic and scientific talents of this century. From Einstein's physics to Brecht's epic theatre; from Schoenberg's twelve-tone scale to the modern design of Gropius's Bauhaus. This is a picture of the final years, remembered by some of its most brilliant talents.'
A discussion of the film will follow the screening. Please join us!