Monday, March 19, 2012

Cinematheque: Veronika Voss

Bryn Mawr's Homay King will be introducing this next meeting of the Cinematheque Internationale:

Veronika Voss
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
(1982, 104′, Germany, German with English Subtitles)

Wednesday, March 28
Doors open at 6:30pm
Films begins at 7:00pm
Discussion following each film.

Once-beloved Third Reich–era starlet Veronika Voss (Rosel Zech) lives in obscurity in postwar Munich. Struggling for survival and haunted by past glories, the forgotten star encounters sportswriter Robert Krohn (Hilmar Thate) in a rain-swept park and intrigues him with her mysterious beauty. As their unlikely relationship develops, Krohn comes to discover the dark secrets behind the faded actresses’ demise. Based on the true story of a World War II UFA star, Veronika Voss is wicked satire disguised as 1950s melodrama.

Speaker: Homay King, Associate Professor at Bryn Mawr College - Department of History of Art

Homay King is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, where she also directs the Program in Film Studies and the Center for Visual Culture. Her book Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier was published by Duke University Press in 2010. Her essays on film, photography, and contemporary art have appeared in Afterall, Camera Obscura, Discourse,Film Quarterly, The Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Qui Parle, and edited collections. She is a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective, and is currently working on a book about virtuality.

Cinémathèque screenings take place at L'Etage every 2nd Sunday and 4th Wednesday.
Please use the south entrance, located at 624 S 6th St in Philadelphia.

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