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Spring 2015: Fairy Tales

Spring 2015 Visual Culture Seminar

Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel (Vorlíček, 1973)
Three Wishes for Cinderella
This Czech/East German DEFA film featuring a sharpshooting Cinderella has become a German cult classic.
Jan. 29⎪7pm⎪Garland 101 – Screening, introduced by Sophia Clark (grad student in German)
Jan. 30⎪1pm⎪Furman 123 – Discussion with Sophia

Lola rennt (Tykwer, 1998)
Run Lola Run
This modern German classic, like every fairy tale, is one of transformation and new beginnings.
Feb. 26⎪7pm⎪Garland 101 – Screening, introduced by Prof. Christoph Zeller (German)
Feb. 27⎪1pm⎪Furman 123 – Discussion with Prof. Zeller

Night Watch (Bekmambetov, 2004)
Vampires and other supernatural elements make this Russian thriller a must-see.
Mar. 19⎪7pm⎪Garland 101 – Screening, introduced by Prof. Jason Strudler (Russian)
Mar. 20⎪1pm⎪Furman 123 – Discussion with Prof. Strudler

The Company of Wolves (Jordan, 1984)
German fairy tale tropes give this British film a unique twist on Red Riding Hood.
Apr. 2⎪7pm⎪Garland 101 – Screening, introduced by Prof. Jim McFarland (German and Cinema and Media Arts)
Apr. 3⎪1pm⎪Furman 123 – Discussion with Prof. McFarland

*Non-English films will be shown with English subtitles.