Weimar Cinema Series

Menschen Am Sonntag: Ein Film Ohne Schauspieler (1929)

People On Sunday: A Film Without Actors
Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer; 73 minutes
November 21, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Film still from “People on Sunday”

Film still from “People on Sunday”

Shot in semi-documentary fashion using non-professional actors, this account of a day in the life of a group of ordinary Berliners is considered a pivotal example of late “New Objectivity.” The 2005 restoration by the Netherlands Eye Film Institute, in German with English subtitles and a contemporary score by Elena Kats-Chernin, will be preceded by the experimental short Polizeibericht: Überfall [Police Report: Accident] (1929) dir. Ernö Metzner; 21 minutes.

Film screening followed by discussion.