The Vision She Sees: A Conversation among Female Film Professionals

 Under Snow. 2011

 “Under Snow.” 2011, © Germany/Japan. Direction and cinematography by Ulrike Ottinger.

28.02.2019 - Article

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation about “The Vision She Sees: A Conversation among Female Film Professionals” on March 3, 2019.

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In the context of MoMA’s “Carte Blanche: Mariette Rissenbeek on German Women Cinematographers” film series (March 1–12) and in cooperation with German Films Service and Marketing GmbH, Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation about “The Vision She Sees: A Conversation among Female Film Professionals” among Mariette Rissenbeek and cinematographers Daniela Knapp, Sophie Maintigneux, Jakobine Motz, Ulrike Ottinger, and Leah Striker, which will be moderated by Professor Fatima Naqvi.

About the film series at MoMA:

In 2020, Mariette Rissenbeek will become the first woman to lead the Berlin Film Festival (as executive director, with newly appointed artistic director Carlo Chatrian)—and, by extension, any of the “big three” European festivals (including Cannes and Venice). This milestone, which took 69 years to achieve, is cause for long-overdue celebration. Rissenbeek began her career in production, before becoming familiar to lovers of German cinema through her work as head of the film-promotion agency German Films. In celebration of her staunch support for women throughout the industry, MoMA has invited her to select 11 must-see films shot by German women cinematographers. “It was very exciting but at the same time quite challenging when MoMA offered me a Carte Blanche to present a number of recent German films,” Rissenbeek says. “For me personally, the female view on society and its topics has always played a crucial role. From its very beginnings, cinema tells its stories in pictures, and they are right at the center of cinematographic art. So it seemed not only natural but, rather, mandatory to work with exactly that point of view: pictures made by women, women behind the camera.”

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event.

Location and time:
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York City
Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3:00 pm

For more information and to register visit: Deutsches Haus at NYU

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