Film Screening: "A Place in Berlin"

Event Details

July 12, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S240

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

A Place in Berlin | Intro by Barton Byg, UMass Amherst

Konzert im Freien

(Germany, 2001, dir. Jürgen Böttcher, 86 min., color, doc., EN ST)

A team of artists was commissioned to create the Marx-Engels Forum, a sculpture group commemorating the international workers’ movement in the center of East Berlin. Böttcher blends old and newly-shot footage of the monument to explore the changing meanings of monuments. Two well-known (East) German jazz musicians—Günter “Baby” Sommer (perc) and Dietmar Diesner (sax)—interpret the space and images musically.

Directions:

The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.