Film Series Fighting Mad: German Genre Films from the Margins

Carl Schenkel: Out of Order (1984) © Carl Schenkel

05/17-05/23/19

Quad Cinema

34 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Götz George and Renée Soutendijk in Carl Schenkel's Out of Order (1984)

Programmed by Dominik Graf & Olaf Möller

The Federal Republic of Germany is not exactly known as a haven for maverick genre filmmakers—but maybe that’s because audiences and critics were afraid to face the beast lurking below the surface, sensing how grimy and blood-splattered it would be. Dominik Graf,  the internationally under-recognized master of modern German cinema, proposes with his two-part documentary A Journey Through German Film (co-directed by Johannes Sievert) a vision of West German film culture that privileges popular idioms, a penchant for a shabbier reality, a passion for the garish and the graphic, and a deep respect for craftsmanship.

Quad Cinema welcomes Graf and co-programmer Olaf Möller to share a glimpse of the riches awaiting the curious: from gangster flicks and cop movies to horror films and TV series nuggets to straight-to-video indies, from serious art to full-frontal hokum with heart—it’s all here for your viewing pleasure.

Programmed by Dominik Graf and Olaf Möller, with select screenings presented by Olaf Möller.

Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut and the Quad Cinema in partnership with Anthology Film Archives, which is presenting a Dominik Graf retrospective May 24 – June 2. The film series is made possible by Wunderbar Together, an initiative of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the Goethe-Institut, with the support of the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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FILM PROGRAM

BABYLON – SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL / Babylon – Im Bett mit dem Teufel
Dir. Ralph Huettner
1992, Germany, 94 min
May 22, 6:40pm

BLOODY FRIDAY / Blutiger Freitag
Dir. Rolf Olsen
1972, West Germany, 94 min
May 17, 6:30pm
May 20, 4:45pm


THE BRUTES / Mädchen...mit Gewalt
Dir. Roger Fritz
1969, West Germany, 98 min
May 18, 6:40pm
May 21, 4:45pm


DEAD PIDGEON ON BEETHOVEN STREET / Tatort: Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße
Dir. Samuel Fuller
1973, West Germany, 127 min
May 18, 8:40pm
May 22, 8:35pm


DEAR FATHERLAND BE AT PEACE / Lieb Vaterland magst ruhig sein
Dir. Roland Klick
1976, West Germany, 92 min
May 18, 1:00 pm

DER SKORPION
Dir. Dominik Graf
1997, Germany, 100 min
May 18, 2:50pm

DOOMED LOVE: A JOURNEY THROUGH GERMAN GENRE FILM / Verfluchte Liebe deutscher Film
Dir. Dominik Graf, Johannes Sievert
2016, Germany, 92 min
May 18, 4:50pm
May 22, 4:45pm


AN EVENING OF GERMAN TELEVISION CLASSICS
Dir. Zbyněk Brynych, Alfred Vohrer, and Dominik Graf
West Germany, 165 min
May 23, 7:00pm

HARMS
Dir. Nikolai Müllerschön
2013, Germany, 102 min
May 20, 6:45pm

THE INVINCIBLES / Die Sieger
Dir. Dominik Graf
1994, Germany, 146 min
May 17, 8:25pm

JAILBREAK IN HAMBURG / Fluchtweg St. Pauli
Dir. Wolfgang Staudte
1971, West Germany, 83 min
May 21, 6:45pm

JET GENERATION / Wie Mädchen heute Männer lieben
Dir. Eckhart Schmidt
1968, West Germany, 98 min
May 19, 7:05pm
May 20, 8:45pm


LAURIN
Dir. Robert Sigl
1989, West Germany, 84 min
May 17, 4:45pm
May 21, 8:30pm


THE NIGHT OF ASKARI (AKA WHISPERING DEATH) / Der flüsternde Tod
Dir. Jürgen Goslar
1976, West Germany, 97 min
May 19, 1:00pm

OPEN WOUNDS – A JOURNEY THROUGH GERMAN FILM / Offene Wunde deutscher Film
Dir. Dominik Graf, Johannes Sievert
2017, Germany, 90 min
May 19, 4:50pm
May 23, 4:45pm


OUT OF ORDER / Abwärts
Dir. Carl Schenkel
1984, West Germany, 90 min
May 19, 3:00pm

PENETRATION ANGST
Dir. Wolfgang Büld
2003, Germany, 102 min
May 19, 9:05pm

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