KINO!2012: New Films from Germany from April 23 through May 2
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A total of nine new productions will be shown with support from the Goethe-Institut in New York and the German Consulate General. The focus this year is on films from the young generation of filmmakers.
KINO!2012 will open with Lollipop Monster by Ziska Riemann, who will present her multi-award-winning feature debut in person.
Another five film productions comprise the newest in German film: Next Generation Short Tiger 2011. The short film program, featuring films from German Film Academies, sees debuts by Jan Zabeil with The River Used to be a Man (Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch), Leo Khasin with Kaddish for a Friend (Kaddisch für einen Freund), Carsten Unger with Bastard, and Stephan Rick with The Good Neighbor (Unter Nachbarn).
KINO!2012 will also present Miguel Alexandre's The Man with the Bassoon (Der Mann mit dem Fagott), produced by Regina Ziegler, with an appearance by the director and producer.
Two directors whose work has been regularly shown in the German season at the MoMA in the past will also be on hand to answer questions from the audience: Andreas Dresen will introduce Stopped on Track (Halt auf freier Strecke) and Andres Veiel will introduce his film If Not Us, Who (Wer, wenn nicht wir?).
There will be a reception in honor of 100 Years of Studio Babelsberg, and the MoMA will present a special highlight on April 23rd: the 36-minute silent film The Dance of Death (Der Totentanz) by Urban Gad with Asta Nielsen in a newly restored version with live piano accompaniment. This is the very first film that was shot in February 1912 at Studio Babelsberg. Afterwards, the Studio Babelsberg production Anonymous by Roland Emmerich will be shown.
German Films will organize a reception for local distributors and media representatives in the Museum's Sculpture Garden, and the Goethe-Institut in New York will host a workshop discussion at the Wyoming Building in the East Village.
Further information about the complete program can be found at the MoMa website.