During October, HOME is presenting a season of films made in Germany during the Weimar era. This period, following WWI but before Hitler’s rise, was a troubled but culturally-fertile period in the country’s history. It spawned major artistic talents and even new styles of filmmaking. If the subject sounds rather inaccessible, then fear not: The season begins with a one-hour introduction to Weimar cinema, hosted by the film educator Maggie Hoffgen. The first screening is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a psychological drama and masterpiece of Expressionism. Later in the month, there is Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, the hugely influential vampire movie (pictured). Der Golem is another horror, this one inspired by Jewish folklore. Diary of a Lost Girl is a drama of redemption about an unwed mother. There is also a screening of From Caligari to Hitler, an acclaimed documentary about this period. The film season coincides with a stage production of Der Golem, performed in HOME’s Theatre 1 space.
Sun 4 Oct – Wed 28 Oct, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, M15 4FN, Screening times and prices vary, www.homemcr.org
- A. James Simpkin
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- Tue 13 Oct 2015