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Tamara Movie Showing

Movie director Peter Kahane.

Visiting (East) German director Peter Kahane finds remarkable stories in the lives of people who confront the limitations set by society, family and daily life… and find solutions that empower them, to explore their feelings, dreams and ideas. This series features four films that show different sides of this versatile director’s work over nearly 25 years. 

Meet the director! The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Peter Kahane.

Tamara Danz (1952-96) was East Germany’s answer to Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. The charismatic and rebellious lead singer of the rock band Silly was an icon for a whole generation of young people. This film chronicles a remarkable period in the history of East German rock with concert clips, rarely shown archival material and moving interviews. Intro by Sara Jackson, UMass Amherst