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SSWI-293T Weimar Film and Culture: Modernity as Catastrophe

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Combining the study of film, history, social movements, psychopathology and art, ‘Weimar Film and Culture’ presents a portrait of Germany at its moment of greatest cultural crisis: between WWI and Nazism, between artistic experimentation (the Bauhaus, Neue Sachlichkeit, Expressionism and proletariat culture) and conservative reaction. Weekly screenings feature classic silent and early sound films from directors like Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau, with stars like Louise Brooks, Asta Nielsen, Emi Jannings and Peter Lorre.