Film Screening: "Käthe Kollwitz: Images of a Life"
July 5, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst Campus
Käthe Kollwitz: Images of a Life | Intro by Sky Arndt-Briggs, UMass Amherst
Käthe Kollwitz – Bilder eines Lebens
(GDR, 1986, dir. Ralf Kirsten, 95 min., color, EN ST)
Kollwitz was 47 and a successful artist when her son Peter was killed in WWI. Though always politically active, her son’s death turned Kollwitz to radical pacifism and reflections on the meaning of war in her art. For this mosaic-like portrait, director Ralf Kirsten fitted together episodes from Kollwitz’s unpublished letters and diaries.