A public project marking 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.
The following events have been held to date:
- 2019 Madame Dubarry (Ernst Lubitsch, 1919) - 5th December 2019
See a report of this event, generously supported by a University of Warwick WATE award, here: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/od/academic-development/wate/givingwateto/ianroberts
- 2020 Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Robert Wiene, 1920) - 4th November 2020
Future programme (provisional):
2021 Der müde Tod (Destiny, Fritz Lang, 1921)
2022 Nosferatu (F. W. Murnau, 1922)
2023 Die Strasse (The Street, Karl Grune)
All films will be shown with English intertitles/subtitles. Programme subject to change.