Film series Karl Marx on Film

Helmut Dziuba: Moor and the Ravens of London (1968) © DEFA Stiftung, Hertel, Wenzel, Zaehler

05/18-05/22/18

Anthology Film Archives

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New York, NY 10003

Helmut Dziuba: Moor and the Ravens of London (1968)

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, Anthology Film Archives joins forces with the Goethe-Institut New York for a brief series comprising films that depict Marx himself or that explore his legacy. Though Marx himself has, surprisingly, rarely been given the full biopic treatment (though Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx is a recent exception), numerous filmmakers and artists have paid tribute to him, or have grappled with his thought and its continuing relevancy. Focusing squarely on works that portray Marx himself or that make explicit reference to him, this series gathers together a varied group of films, including an East German children’s film that features Marx as a protagonist, several experimental non-fiction or essay films, and Ilan Ziv’s ambitious, six-part, five-hour-plus documentary series, Capitalism.

FILM PROGRAM

Helmut Dziuba
MOOR AND THE RAVENS OF LONDON / Mohr und die Raben von London
1968, digital, 91 min
May 18, 7:15pm
May 19, 4:00pm


KARL MARX ON FILM: VON BAGH + FOWLER
Peter von Bagh: A DAY AT KARL MARX’S GRAVE
1983, 16mm, 16 min
Luke Fowler: THE POOR STOCKINGER, THE LUDDITE CROPPER AND THE DELUDED FOLLOWERS OF JOANNA SOUTHCOTT
2012, DCP, 80 min
May 18, 9:15pm

KARL MARX ON FILM: SHORTS PROGRAM
Mark Lewis: TWO IMPOSSIBLE FILMS
1995, 35mm, 28 min
Laura Kipnis: MARX: THE VIDEO (A POLITICS OF REVOLTING BODIES)
1990, video, 27 min
Michael Blum: WANDERING MARXWARDS
1999, digital, 19 min
May 19, 6:00pm
May 22, 7:15pm


Jürgen Böttcher
A PLACE IN BERLIN / Konzert im Freien
2001, 35mm, 86 min
May 19, 8:00pm
May 22, 9:00pm


Ilan Ziv
CAPITALISM
2014, digital, 318 min
May 20, 3:45pm

Marx on Film is part of Marx Now, a three-week series of events organized by the Goethe-Institut New York in partnership with Anthology Film Archives and the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. For a full calendar of events, please click here.

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