Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Film that's NOT Hunger Games

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM

From the listings desk: There are probably three people on Earth not caught up in The Hunger Games right now (myself included), so these two tidbits are for them. OK, and you HG folks, too.

Starting next week, the German language students at Colorado College will host a film series based on the topic of LGBT issues in German cinema. Explanations before the films will be given in English, and there'll be English subtitles in the films. According to an email from lecturer and supervisor Heinz Geppert:

"A group of interested students decided to view and discuss four gay-themed German films from different decades to get an impression about changes in German society (if any) towards gay men as reflected in some of the films. The infamous Paragraph 175 (which made any form of homosexuality punishable by law [which] was not fully lifted until 1968) and some students were interested in the 'before' and 'after' lifting of that law and how some films (and audiences) reacted to that."

Starting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, the students will screen Anders als die Anderen (Different from the Others), a silent film from 1919. On Tuesday, April 3, they will screen Anders als Du und Ich (Different from You and Me, or Bewildered Youth), from 1957 and directed by Veit Harlan, "director of the infamous anti-Semitic hate film Jew Süss from 1940," says Geppert. "As to be expected, homosexuality was demonized in that film, it was the 'family values' time of the Adenauer years those had no place for any minorities."

The other two films have not been decided, but will take place April 10 and 17. All will screen in the Max Kade Theatre, on the third floor of Armstrong Hall (14 E. Cache la Poudre St.).

In other film news, the lineup for the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival Night of Award-Winning Shorts has been released. The nine films include two set in Ireland, Pentecost and The Shore; a couple about relationships, The Screamers and Two's a Crowd; and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, this year's Oscar winner for best animated short. Find more information here, and a list of the rest of the films after the jump.

The screenings will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center (10 S. Parkside Drive). Tickets (available here) are $25 and benefit the RMWFF.

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