Film Series Christian Petzold: The State We
Are In

Christian Petzold: The State We Are In © Marco Krüger/Schramm Film

11/30-12/13/18

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski in Petzold's Transit (2018)

Christian Petzold’s films are like no one else’s. At once intricately engaged with the real world and steeped in film history, they radically reimagine such genres as film noir, thriller, melodrama, and the spy drama, offering narrative mysteries, enigmatic protagonists immersed in even more enigmatic circumstances, an incomparable sense of atmosphere and style, and surprising links between Germany’s turbulent past and its fragile present. A founding member of the loose movement known as the Berlin School, and a longtime collaborator of the late Harun Farocki, Petzold gained international attention with acclaimed titles Jerichow (2008), Barbara (2012), Phoenix (2014), and his latest masterwork, Transit (2018). The expanse of his career to date—including several inventive films made for television—affirms his status as one of contemporary cinema’s premier directors.

This fall the Film Society at Lincoln Center is honored to host Petzold in person. In addition to featuring his own works, they will present a selection of movies that have influenced him. Presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, with support from German Films.

Organized by Dennis Lim and Dan Sullivan

Film Program

TRANSIT
2018, Germany/France, 101 min
German with English subtitles
November 30, 6:30pm (Q&A with Christian Petzold; reception at 5:30pm open to all ticket holders)

JERICHOW
2008, Germany, 35mm, 93 min
German and Turkish with English subtitles
November 30, 9:15pm (introduction by Christian Petzold)
December 8, 8:30pm

THE STATE I AM IN / Die innere Sicherheit 
2000, Germany, 35mm, 106 min
German and Portugese with English subtitles
December 1, 4:30pm (Q&A with Christian Petzold for ticketholders)
December 7, 6:30pm
December 9, 2:00pm


PHOENIX
2014, Germany, 98 min
German with English subtitles
December 1, 6:45pm (introduction by Christian Petzold)
December 9, 6:30pm

YELLA
2007, Germany, 35mm, 89 minutes
German with English subtitles
December 2, 4:00pm (Q&A with Christian Petzold for ticketholders)
December 9, 4:15pm

THE SEX THIEF / Beischlafdiebin
1998, Germany, 35mm, 85 min
German with English subtitles
December 2, 6:30pm (introduction by Christian Petzold)
December 8, 6:30pm

WOLFSBURG
2003, Germany, 35mm, 90 min
German with English subtitles
December 4, 7:00pm
December 11, 9:15pm


SOMETHING TO REMIND ME / Toter Mann
2001, Germany, 35mm, 90 min
German with English subtitles 
December 4, 9:00pm
December 9, 9:00pm


Harun Farocki Program:
THE INTERVIEW / Die Bewerbung
NOTHING VENTURED / Nicht ohne Risiko
Harun Farocki, 1997/2004, Germany, 117 min
German with English subtitles
December 6, 6:30pm

DREILEBEN: BEATS BEING DEAD / Dreileben: Etwas Besseres als den Tod
2011, Germany, 88 min
German with English subtitles
December 6, 9:00pm

PILOTS / Pilotinnen
1995, Germany, 16mm, 68 min
German with English subtitles
Screening with:
SÜDEN
1990, Germany, 16mm, 9 min
German with English subtitles
December 7, 9:00pm
December 12, 7:00pm


GHOSTS / Gespenster
2005, Germany, 35mm, 85 min
German with English subtitles
December 8, 4.30pm
December 13, 7:00pm


BARBARA
2012, Germany, 35mm, 105 min
German with English subtitles
December 11, 7:00pm
December 13, 9:00pm


CUBA LIBRE
1996, Germany, 92 min
German with English Subtitles
December 12, 8:45pm

Carte Blanche: Christian Petzold Selects

HE RAN ALL THE WAY
John Berry, 1951, USA, 35mm, 77 min
Screening with:
A DAY IN THE COUNTRY / Partie de campagne
Jean Renoir, France, 1936, 35mm, 40m
French with English subtitles
December 1, 1:30pm
December 4, 4:00pm


SOME CAME RUNNING
Vincente Minnelli, 1958, USA, 35mm, 137 min
December 1, 9:15pm
December 6, 3:30pm


OSLO, AUGUST 31ST / Oslo, 31. august
Joachim Trier, 2011, Norway, 35mm, 96 min
English and Norwegian with English subtitles
December 2, 2:00pm

THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR / La femme d'à côté
François Truffaut, 1981, France, 35mm, 106 min
French with English subtitles
December 2, 8:30pm
December 7, 4:00pm


THE YOUNG LIEUTENANT / Le petit lieutenant
Xavier Beauvois, 2005, France, 35mm, 110min
French, Polish, and Russian with English subtitles
December 8, 2:00pm

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