February 19, 7:30 - Dodd Auditorium
Talk: Gari MelchersTalk on German-American painter Gari Melchers whose paintings can be seen at Belmont in Falmouth. Part of the UMW Great Lives Series
Sunday, March 25, 7:30 - UMW Digital Auditorium
Film: Der ganz grosse Traum - Lessons of a Dream (2011)An English teacher brings soccer from England to Germany in the late 19th Century by teaching it to his class.- Part of UMW's Modern Languages and Literatures annual Film Series.
SFA Spring Film Series - German Films about Art
All screenings to be held at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library,
1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Monday, April 8, 7PM
Heinrich Schütz, Father of the German Music (2015, 66 minutes)Heinrich Schutz was presumably the first internationally renowned German composer. In the 40 years he spent as court ,,Kapellmeister" in Dresden, he left a strong impression on musical life in Europe. His works in their clear beauty still seem up-to-date, almost modern. However, only his vocal works - a small part of his extensive oeuvre - are known today.
Narrating this documentary are, amongst others, international musical experts from Germany, Venice or Copenhagen - like David Douglas Bryant, Bjarke Moe, Prof. Matthias Herrmann, Dr. Christina Siegfried - as well as conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann, who was the first to record Schutz's complete (known) ouvre.
Thursday, April 18, 7PM
Gerhard Richter Painting (2011, 98 minutes)One of the world's greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures.
The first glimpse inside his studio in decades, Gerhard Richter Painting is exactly that: a thrilling document of the 79-year-old's creative process, juxtaposed with rare archival footage and intimate conversations with his critics and collaborators.
Winner of Best Documentary at the German Film Awards.
Monday, April 22, 7PM
The Life and Work of Innovative Artist Joseph Beuys (2018, 108 minutes)
Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media -- from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art -- Beuys' expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism.
Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andres Veiel has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: BEUYS is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.
Nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.
"Even if you don't need Beuys justified or explained to you, the movie is an exhilarating portrait of a unique truth-teller." - Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
"Veiel's refreshingly open-ended approach invites you to find your own answers." - Simon Abrams, The Village Voice