Alexander Kluge in New York

Alexander Kluge © Markus Kirchgessner © Markus Kirchgessner

October 21-24, 2016

Legendary filmmaker and thinker Alexander Kluge comes to New York for a long weekend of events, including a soiree with literature, film, and music with special guest Ben Lerner at the Goethe-Institut, film screenings at Anthology Film Archives, and an evening of film and conversation as part of The Museum of Modern Art’s Modern Mondays series. 

One of the undisputed intellectual giants of postwar Germany, Kluge is a writer, theorist, filmmaker, and television pioneer with a prolific career spanning almost six decades. His reputation in the US, however, is still narrowly associated with the 1962 Oberhausen Manifesto calling for a “new German film,” as well as with his acclaimed films of the 1970s. The events with Kluge in New York this fall honor his interdisciplinary oeuvre in its varied expressions, introducing selected works for the first time to local audiences as well as revisiting with him some of the beloved older ones.

This program is presented in conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art and Anthology Film Archives, in collaboration with dctp.