Redupers (West Germany, 1977) & Location Berlin (West Germany, 1986/87)

Monday, October 2, 2017
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

A City Called Home: 10 x Berlin

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Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.


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Additional Information

REDUPERS—THE ALL-AROUND REDUCED PERSONALITY (Redupers - Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit), West Germany, 1977 Edda, a freelance press photographer, lives in West Berlin as a single mother struggling to get by. She joins a group of women working on an art project to convey life in a walled city: The wall will be depicted in giant photos on billboards throughout the city, while the view into East Berlin from the tourist lookouts at various spots in West Berlin will be covered with curtains, transforming the city’s division into a Brechtian theatrical spectacle. Helke Sander’s film is an essay about the estrangement that West Berliners felt being surrounded by the Berlin Wall, living in the “forbidden” part of the capital of East Germany.

Followed by LOCATION BERLIN (Drehort Berlin), West Germany, 1986/87 This poetic documentary shows people and situations from both East and West Berlin. As if invisible, the camera crosses over the wall several times, fusing the experiences into something that didn’t exist in the mid-eighties—outside of the cinema. 25 years after the Berlin Wall was built, perhaps the most horrifying aspect was that the Berliners took it for granted and had learned to ignore it. The wall was mirrored in everyone’s head. This film questions that ingrown attitude.

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