6th Silent Film Festival
1925 – One Year in the Cinema
Fri, January 11, 2008 - Sun, January 13, 2008, Festival
The 6th Karlsruher Stummfilmtage (Silent film days) will present seven films from 1925 in their program entitled "1925 – Ein Jahr im Kino" (1925 – One year in the cinema). One of the most famous films from this year is Eisenstein’s avant-garde masterpiece about the 1905 revolution: "The Battleship Potemkin". The festival will contrast this milestone of silent film history with the screening of the short film "Chess Fever" by Wsewolod Pudovkin: top level Russian slapstick! And from the US is Ernst Lubitsch’s literature filming based on Oscar Wilde’s play "Lady Windermere’s Fan". This film shows how the early films’ coarse comedy was gradually refined through to what would later be called the "Lubitsch-Touch." In 1925 came also one of the first (anti-)war films: "The Big Parade" by King Vidor. Jacques Feyder’s film "Visages d'enfants" is a French-Swiss co-production. The German representatives in the program are the circus and street film Varieté with which E. A. Dupont achieved world fame, and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s "Der letzte Mann". The children’s program will show: "Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed", Lotte Reiniger’s silhouette animation from 1926.

Film program at the ZKM_Media Theater

Fri, January 11, 2008

8:30 p.m.
Wsewolod Pudovkin: "Chess Fever" (German subtitles), 20 min
with house music by Matthias Vogt, Jochen Werner, and Halil Kekilli

Followed by: Sergeij Eisenstein: "The Battleship Potemkin" (German subtitles), 70 min
accompanied by Karlsruher Improvisationsensemble

Sat, January 12, 2008

6 p.m.
E.A. Dupont: "Varieté", 108 min
accompanied by the Capella Obscura with Cornelia Bruggers

8:30 p.m.
F.W. Murnau: "Der Letzte Mann", 90 min
musical accompaniment by Frieder Egri and Peter Lehel

Sun, January 13, 2008

3 p.m.
Lotte Reiniger: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed", 65 min

6 p.m.
Jacques Feyder: Visages d'enfants" (German subtitles), 117 min
Organization / Institution

Studentenhaus Karlsruhe