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.
“Lotte am Bauhaus”
“Lotte at the Bauhaus”
Directed by Gregor Schnitzler. 2019.
In German; English subtitles. 105 min.
Weimar, Germany 1921: According to her father, the life of 20-year-old Lotte Brendel seems to be a set affair — as a wife and mother at the side of a man who is to take over his parents' carpentry business. However, and against the will of her family, the unconventional and artistically talented Lotte joins a group of young artists, applies to the Bauhaus and is accepted. The Weimar Bauhaus under the direction of the visionary Walter Gropius aims not only to combine art and craftsmanship, but also to accommodate the “New Man.” In Bauhäusler Paul Seligmann, Lotte finds a supporter and her great love. She is given the opportunity to complete her studies as a woman with equal rights guided by world-famous artists such as Lyonel Feininger, Johannes Itten, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Oskar Schlemmer. But the break with her family, questions of equality and political pressure on the Bauhaus create challenges.
Date and Time: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM
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