Screen + Stream in 2024

 

We are very excited to add to our program 18 films that bring into focus the Chilean Experience in East German Cinema. These titles were newly digitized and subtitled In English and Spanish by the DEFA-Stiftung in Germany. These films were made by Chilean exiles (e.g., by the Chilean directors Juan Forch and Orlando Lübbert), or thematize Chile, including the productions by the H&S Studio that we release in their original English versions.

 

Additionally, we are adding films that we screened during the 2023 Summer Film Institute, HIDDEN FIGURES: Blackness and Black Experience in East German Cinema (The Homes We Carry, dir. by Brenda Akele Jorde; Namibia – Return to a New Country, dir. Christoph Schuch). We will also extend our series Reel Women (The Free Orchestra, dir. Petra Tschörtner; The Seventh Year, dir. Frank Vogel) and add another title about environmental issues in East Germany (Farewell Disco, dir. Rolf Losansky). Also Gerd Kroske's long observation project, known as the Sweep It Up trilogy, and Andrea Simon's provocative portrait of the Bulgarian-Jewish scriptwriter and novelist, Angel Wagenstein (Angel Wagenstein: Art Is a Weapon), will be part of our new releases.

 

A highlight of our 2023-24 releases will be the 4K restoration of Paul Robeson: “I’m a Negro. I’m an American.” (dir. Kurt Tetzlaff) with new English subtitles. The film was recently screened for a whole week at Anthology Film Archives, New York.

 

We know there will be films of interest for you among our new 2023-24 streaming and rental releases.

 

 

FEATURE FILMS

 

A Snowman for Africa (East Germany, 1977, dir. Rolf Losansky) | Released

Blond Tango (East Germany, 1985, dir. Lothar Warneke) | Coming Soon

Farewell Disco (East Germany, 1989, dir. Rolf Losansky) | Released

Osceola (East Germany, 1971, dir. Konrad Petzold) | Released

Sheriff Teddy (East Germany, 1957, dir. Heiner Carow) | Released

Taken for a Ride (East Germany, 1983, dir. Frank Beyer) | Released

The Border Crossing (East Germany, 1978, dir. Orlando Lübbert)

The Seventh Year (East Germany, 1968, dir. Frank Vogel) | Coming Soon

 

DOCUMENTARIES

 

A Chilean Wedding (East Germany, 1977, dirs. Valentin Milanov, Rainer Ackermann) | Released

Aparcoa (East Germany, 1977, dir. Jürgen Steinheisser) | Released

Art Is a Weapon: Angel Wagenstein (USA, 2017, dir. Andrea Simon) | Released

Copihuito (East Germany 1977, dir. Günter Jordan) | Released

Drawing a Line (Germany, 2014, dir. Gerd Kroske) | Coming Soon

El Golpe Blanco - The White Coup (East Germany, 1975, dirs. Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann) | Released

Fellow Citizens (East Germany 1974, dirs. Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann| Released

La Brigada – A Mural for the Unidad Popular in Dresden (East Germany, 1976-77, dirs. Juan Forch, Rolf Hofmann | Released

Money Troubles (East Germany, 1975, dirs. Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann| Released

Namibia – Return to a New Country (Germany, 1997, dir. Christoph Schuch) | Coming Soon

Paul Robeson: “I’m a Negro. I’m an American.” (East Germany/West Germany, 1989, dir. Kurt Tetzlaff) | Released

Psalm 18 (East Germany, 1974, 5 min., dirs. Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann) | Released

Sweep It Up (East Germany, 1990, dir. Gerd Kroske) | Coming Soon

Sweep It Up, Again (Germany, 2006, dir. Gerd Kroske) | Coming Soon

Sweep It Up, Swig It Down (Germany, 1996, dir. Gerd Kroske) | Coming Soon

The Free Orchestra (East Germany, 1988, dir. Petra Tschörtner) | Released

The Homes We Carry (Germany, 2022, dir. Brenda Akele Jorde) | Released

 

ANIMATION FILMS 

 

Chile (East Germany, 1975, dirs. Juan Forch, Jörg Herrmann) | Released

Chile Lives (East Germany, 1976, dirs. Michael Börner, Juan Forch) | Released

Hitlerpinochet (East Germany, 1975, dirs. Juan Forch, Jörg Herrmann) | Released

Lautaro (East Germany, 1977, dir. Juan Forch) | Released

Neutron Peace? (East Germany, 1977, dir. Juan Forch) | Released

Nobody Can Stop the Revolution (East Germany, 1976, dir. Juan Forch) | Released

Rosaura (East Germany, 1978, dir. Lothar Barke) | Released

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