Archival Spaces: Memory, Images, History

Archival Spaces
April 11, 2014 - 9:50 am

In early March, a few hundred brave souls fought their way through blinding snow and arctic temperatures and traveled to Syracuse for “Cinefest,” the annual convention hosted by the Syracuse Cinephile Society.

Archival Spaces
March 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

Even though I have been studying German silent cinema for more than four decades, I had not previously heard of the name Hanns Brodnitz, at least not until my recent trip to Berlin, when my long time colleague at the Deutsche Kinemathek, Gero Gandert, gave me a remarkable book by him [1].  Brodnitz’ Kino intim (un

Archival Spaces
March 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

Every year the Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festival, organizes a retrospective program in cooperation with the Deutsche Kinemathek and Filmmuseum to accompany its contemporary programs: the official Competition, Panorama (international), Perspective German Cinema, Forum (experimental), and

Archival Spaces
February 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

The German language has a few virtually untranslatable words, often made up of two other words. One of my favorites is Schadenfreude, which means joy at the misery of others. Another is Zerstörungswut, which translates as destroying with anger, but actually means the lust for destruction.

Archival Spaces
February 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

Film academics usually include a list of their “research interests” in their resumes and short biographies. As a film historian I have been sustained by and identified with research into the exile of German-speaking filmmakers from Berlin and Vienna after Hitler’s ascension to power in 1933. Beginning with my Louis B.