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Authority & Alterity in East German Movies: Day 3

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Date & Time

Jun 18, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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Franchesca Viaud


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Director Jörg Foth will discuss his feature film Biology! and the East German environmental movement with Reinhild Steingröver (Univ. of Rochester).

Jörg Foth directed films at the DEFA Studio for Feature Films. As of the early 1980s, he advocated for the youngest generation of DEFA directors at the studio. Only after the Wall fell was the DaDaeR Production Group founded; his musical cabaret revue Latest from the Da-Da-R (1990)
was one of four films the group produced before the DEFA closed. Since 1991, Foth has worked in television, film and theater. Foth’s papers are archived at UMass Amherst.

Reinhild Steingröver is a Professor of German at the Eastman School of Music and an affiliate Professor of Film Studies at the Univ. of Rochester. Her research focuses on contemporary German film and literature. She is the author of a monograph on Thomas Bernhard (2000) and Last Features: East German Cinema’s Lost Generation (2014). She is working on a book titled Cinematic Miniatures: DEFA Short Films.

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