Ciao, Gideon!
Two men and a woman sitting in a meadow under a tree. One man holds a camera in his hand.
Gideon Bachmann’s 90th birthday
Sat, February 18, 2017 5 pm CET, Talk


We cordially invite you to a special evening, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Gideon Bachmann’s birth.

Gideon Bachmann, born on 18 February 1927 in Heilbronn, died on 24 November 2016 in Karlsruhe, whose conversations as a film journalist made hundreds of people the focus of attention, will now take centre stage himself on the occasion of his birthday: Paolo Sassi from Rome will report using images and text* about encounters with his friend Gideon, who lived in Italy from 1961 to 1996, where his Fellini film “Ciao, Federico!” was also created. Marie Falke from the Bachmann work group at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) shows scenes from her biopic “Herr Bachmann”, which was filmed in Karlsruhe over the last few years and Holger Jost, who developed the “Film Art on Air” exhibition, tells us of Bachmann’s lifelong passion for collecting things, like for example railways.


    * In Italian, a German version is available as a text.


The “Gideon Bachmann: Film Art on Air” exhibition can be seen until 30 April 2017 in the Medialounge.

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