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Weimar 100

A series of public screenings to mark the centenary years of Weimar film

In 1919 Germany emerged from the chaos of defeat in the First World War, and the chaos of civil war, to establish an advanced democracy which history named 'The Weimar Republic'. Plagued by misfortune and open hostility from many sections of society, Weimar society produced an astonishing array of artistic, architectural and literary accomplishments, foremost of which was its fascinating and highly-acclaimed cinema.

The Weimar 100 project seeks to mark the premiere of key films from this fascinating period of German history. Annual centenary screenings will be held at the University of Warwick, accompanied by introductory talks, which will map out the development of film through the years of the Weimar Republic, in terms of their reflection of, and influence upon, Germany at the time, as well as noting their impact on film history.

To date, the following screenings are provisionally planned:

2019 Madame Dubarry (Ernst Lubitsch, 1919) - 5th December 2019, H0.52, Humanities Building

2020 Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Robert Wiene, 1920)

2021 Scherben (Lupu Pick)

2022 Nosferatu (F. W. Murnau, 1922)

2023 Die Strasse (Karl Grune)

2024 Der letzte Mann (The Last Laugh, F. W. Murnau)

2025 Die freudlose Strasse (Streets of Sorrow, G. W. Pabst)

All films will be shown with English intertitles/subtitles. Programme subject to change.

Ian Roberts

Associate Professor

German Studies, University of Warwick