Film-Foto 2007

The Goethe-Institut and the German Historical Institute are pleased to announce a series of programs planned in conjunction with exhibition Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945, on view at the National Gallery of Art from June 10–September 3, 2007. 

Tuesday, June 12, 6:00-8:00pm
German Historical Institute
Foto and Modernity: An Overview
A lecture by exhibition curator Matthew S. Witkovsky (National Gallery of Art) 

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Goethe-Institut
Modernism in Literature: Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis
A screening of the film version of Metamorphosis with commentary by Irmgard Wagner (George Mason University) 

Friday, June 22, 6:00-8:00pm
German Historical Institute
Inward Turn – Photographs by Lotte Jacobi
Exhibition opening
Together with bookseller Steven Schuyler, the GHI has organized a small exhibition of photographs by Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990). The show will run from June 22 to August 24, 2007. 

Tuesday, June 26, 6:00-8:00pm
German Historical Institute
Here Comes the New Photographer!: The 1929 Film und Foto Exhibition and Photography's Emergence as a Language
A lecture by Daniel H. Magilow (University of Tennessee at Knoxville) 

Tuesday, August 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Goethe-Institut
Bronenosets Potemkin / Battleship Potemkin
A screening of the newly restored version (35mm) of the “greatest film of all time” with an introduction and follow-up remarks by Peter Rollberg (George Washington University) 

Friday, September 7, 6:00-8:00pm
German Historical Institute
The Palucca School in Dresden – Photographs by Günter Bersch
Exhibition opening
In 2005-06, Günter Bersch completed a series of photographs of the Gret Palucca Dance School in Dresden. Former Palucca student Brigitte Hermann, now with the Philadelphia dance company Imprints in Motion, will perform at the opening. The show will run from September 7 to October 26. 

For programs at the Goethe-Institut:
Please RSVP to 202-289-1200, ext. 173. Ticket prices for Battleship Potemkin screening: $6.00 (non-members) and $4.00 (members). Tickets can be purchased at www.boxofficetickets.com/goethe.
Address: 812 Seventh St., NW, Washington, DC 20001 

For programs at the German Historical Institute:
Please RSVP to 202-387-3355 or e-mail. All events are free of charge.
Address:1607 New Hamsphire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009 

Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945 is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.