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Test the Limits: The Films of Peter Kahane

Event Details

October 16—October 20, 2017

Free admission
DEFA Film Library

(East) German filmmaker Peter Kahane will present his films at UMass and the Five College area the week of Oct 16 – 20, 2017. The retrospective features four films, which show different sides of this versatile director’s work. During his stay, Kahane will also visit classes in the UMass German & Scandinavian and Comparative Literature Programs to discuss his work and filmmaking in Germany before and after the Berlin Wall.

Mon, Oct 16, 7:00 pm, Amherst Cinema Arts Center, 28 Amity Street

The Architects (Die Architekten, GDR, 1990, 97 min., color, 35mm) Intro by Skyler Arndt-Briggs, DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst


Tues, Oct 17, 7:00 pm, ILC S240, UMass 

Tamara (Germany, 2007, 85 min., color, doc.) Intro by Sara Jackson, UMass Amherst


Thurs, Oct 19, 4:00 pm + 7:30 pm, Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College    

Ready for Life (Vorspiel, GDR, 1987, 89 min., color) Intro by Christian Rogowski, Amherst College


Stream another Kahane film through your Five College Kanopy access!

Ete and Ali (Ete und Ali, GDR, 1984, 89 min., color)

This film series is organized by the DEFA Film Library.

Event Category

Film Film Lecture