Werner Schroeter: Magnificent Obsessions

Event has passed (Sat Mar 30, 2013 - Sun Apr 7, 2013)
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
$5.50 - $9.50


Saturday, March 30, 2013
8:00 p.m. Lecture by Stefan Drössler: Schroeter's Beginnings as a Filmmaker
In this special presentation, director of the Munich Filmmuseum Stefan Drössler illuminates the beginnings of Schroeter’s film career through photos, documents, and tantalizing rare clips of Schroeter’s first 8mm films and home movies, digitally preserved by the Munich Filmmuseum. (90 mins)

Sunday, March 31, 2013
5:00 p.m. Johannas Traum and Rare Early Work
Introduced by Stefan Drössler. This presentation of Schroeter rarities, digitally preserved by the Munich Filmmuseum, features examples of his early experimental work, including his first 16mm film, Aggression, and Johannas Traum, which draws on unused footage of Candy Darling and Ingrid Caven in Schroeter's film The Death of Maria Malibran. (95 mins)

Saturday, April 6, 2013
8:20 p.m. The Rose King
Werner Schroeter (West Germany/Portugal, 1986). Magdalena Montezuma (in her last film) stars as the regal mother of a “rose king” in love with a muscular youth, in this florid tribute to silent-film melodrama, by way of Jack Smith, Jean Genet, and Maria Callas. “One of the high points of eighties world cinema” (Film Comment). (106 mins)

Sunday, April 7, 2013
5:00 p.m. Flocons d’or
Werner Schroeter (France/West Germany, 1976). Magdalena Montezuma, Bulle Ogier, and Udo Kier headline Schroeter’s four-part narrative that swings from 1949 Cuba to modern France, “parodying along the way everything from kitschy Mexican telenovelas to French art films of the twenties” (TIFF Cinematheque). (170 mins)