Westfront 1918 (part of the PMA Film Series Cinema of Weimar Germany)

"G. W. Pabst brought the war movie into a new era with his first sound film, a mercilessly realistic depiction of the nightmare that scarred a generation in Germany and beyond. Digging into the trenches with four infantrymen stationed in France in the final months of World War I, Pabst illustrates the harrowing ordeals of battle with unprecedented naturalism, as the men are worn away in body and spirit by firefights, shelling, and the disillusion that greets them on the home front."—Jill Smith, Osterweis Associate Professor of German, Chair of German Department, Bowdoin college, and curator of this film series

The Weimar Era, the short-lived interwar period in Germany (1918 to 1933), is widely regarded as the Golden Age of German cinema. German movies during this time gave rise to influential aesthetics such as Expressionism and New Objectivity while portraying representations of class and gender as well as progressions of industrialization and globalization. This series explores highlights of Weimar Era cinema, offering a selection of films that remain captivating, beautiful, and highly evocative to this day.

 

 

Directed by G. W. Pabst, 1930
75 minutes

In conjunction with this film series, The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis is on view through July 15.

 

 

Show Times

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Not Rated

Tickets

$8 general admission
$6 for members and students w/ valid i.d.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Admissions Desk, online, or by calling 207-775-6148.

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