New Wave and Neo-Avantgarde Cinema Film Club: GDR - Underground Films

March 6, 2013 - 19:00 - 21:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
New Wave and Neo-Avantgarde Cinema Film Club: GDR - Underground Films

New Wave and Neo-Avantgarde Cinema Film Club presents:

7x7 Facts about the Present Life of the Poet Tohm di Roes (Tohm di Roes, 1983, 17’)
Little Angel (Thomas Frydetzki, 1985, 10’)
Necrology (Claus Löser, 1985, 6’)
Report – A Comment on a Comment (Via Lewandowsky, 1987, 7’)
Hello, Berlin (Thomas Werner, 1987, 12’)

Comrade Couture 
(Marco Wilms, 2008, German/Subtitles: English, 84 min, documentary film)

Introduced by Claus Löser. 


Claus Löser is a filmmaker and a promoter of East German film. Born in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in 1962, he was closely connected to the 1980s art scene as a writer and Super-8 filmmaker. In 1983, he co-founded the music improvisation group Die Gehirne. He studied at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1990-1995; in 1996 he co-founded ex.oriente.lux, an archive devoted to East German underground and experimental films, and co-published the book Counter-Images: Filmic Subversion in the GDR 1976-1989. He publishes widely on this subject and has curated several film programs (incl. Berlin International Film Festival, Goethe Institutes in London, Boston, Moscow and Budapest, the University of Massachussets, Paris Festival Rencontres Internationals). Claus Löser is based in Berlin where he works as a programmer at the art-house cinema Brotfabrik.

The screening is related to the Approaches to Counter Cultures seminar led by Gábor Klaniczay and Balázs Trencsényi on Thursday, March 7, 5.20 PM in TIGY Room, with guest and speaker Claus Löser.

Free entry.