MATINEE | US PREMIERE
Germany (2017), 107 min. DCP Projection
German and English with English Subtitles
Writer-Director Andres Veiel
Cinematography: Jörg Jeshel
Editing: Stephan Krumbiegel, Olaf Voigtländer
Producers: Thomas Kufus, Christoph Friedel
Production Company: zero one film in co-production with Terz Filmproduktion, SWR/ARTE and WDR
Even thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys, known worldwide as the man with the hat, the felt and the “Fettecke” is remembered as a visionary, who was, and still is, ahead of his time. Despite being the first German artist to have a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Beuys’ work was often derided in Germany as the 'most expensive trash of all time'.
Comprised of previously unpublished phot/audio/video material, Veiel’s film creates an intimate portrait of Beuys, which, much like the artist himself, opens up spaces for ideas and discussion. Beuys speaks for himself; recounting his personal legend, capturing him as he boxes, chats, lectures, explains art to a dead hare, and poses the question: 'Do you want to instigate a revolution without laughter?'
Veiel’s film also presents Beuys as the family man, teacher and the Green Party candidate, and makes visible the contradictions and tensions which gave rise to Beuys' “Gesamtkunstwerk,” reminding us that Beuys' expanded concept of art feeds directly into today's social, political and moral debates.
$12- / General Audiences
$10- / Seniors, Students
$8- / Cinematheque Members
$9.- / FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card)
- CANNES FF 2017
- BERLINALE, 2017 (Competititon)
- (FBW): Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll
studied Psychology, and from 1985-1989, he attended seminars in Directing and Dramaturgy at the Artist House Bethanien in Berlin. Since then, he writes film and theater scripts, and lectures at the Free University in Berlin. His award-winning documentaries include: WINTERNACHTSTRAUM (1992), BALAGAN (1993), DIE ÜBERLEBENDEN (1996), BLACK BOX BRD (2001) DIE SPIELWÜTIGEN (2004), DER KICK (2006), and the feature WER, WENN NICHT WIR (2011).
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