DLCL Spring Film Series: The Lives of Others (2006) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

6:30 pm

260-113 Map

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DLCL Film Series

The Lives of Others, a film that tensely follows the life of an East Berlin Bohemian couple and the Stasi agent who surveils them, set a record for awards won in 2006. With outstanding performances and ever-intensifying suspense, this surprisingly subtle film offers a breathtaking portrait of a difficult moment in history.

Discussion will focus on analyzing the structures, actors, and acts of resistance, rebellion, and revolt in international film. In particular we will look at who resists and why; how a rebel’s identity and social position affects his or her political engagement; and how different forms of resistance can create movements that evolve from grassroots, across governments, and around the globe. In our study of representations of resistance across different schools and cultures of cinema, film technologies, and cinematic history, we will also address the ways that film creates suspense and intrigue, represents cause and effect, and prompts questions of ethics.

These screenings are part of the DLCL Film Series DLCL 152A/354A, which undergraduates and undergraduates can take for one unit C/NC. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussions following the films. Please be aware that some films may include graphic or disturbing content: viewers are therefore advised to familiarize themselves with the films' content before viewing. May be repeated for credit.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
260-113 Map

Arts International Humanities Drama Film Screening 

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