Neue Galerie New York is delighted to present Filmbar, a movie series set in a relaxed bar atmosphere reminiscent of early 20th century Vienna. Tickets include one complimentary drink and snack, and a movie screening.
The Spring 2023 Filmbar Series, “Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano,” features a selection of films that form a multifaceted portrait of the Weimar Republic era. This was a time characterized by stark contrasts: hectic innovation while clinging to old traditions, suffering from the economic pressure of the Great Depression while getting lost in excess, living the ultimate freedom while facing the increasing danger of looming totalitarianism.
“Kuhle Wampe oder wem gehört die Welt?”
“Kuhle Wampe or who owns the world?”
Directed by Slatan Dudow. 1932.
In German; English subtitles. 71 min.
Written by legendary author Bertolt Brecht, Kuhle Wampe tells the story of a working-class family in Berlin in 1931, where survival is difficult with massive unemployment in the wake of the Great Depression. After Anni’s brother commits suicide in despair, her family finds itself forced to move to Kuhle Wampe, a lakeside tent camp on the outskirts of Berlin and home to increasing numbers of unemployed.
Date and Time: Friday, April 14, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Neue Galerie New York
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New York, NY 10028