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Film/Video
MY HEART IS MINE ALONE
(MEIN HERZ--NIEMANDEM!)


WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 11, 2000,
7 PM

$6 ($3 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM
$


INTRODUCED BY DIRECTOR HELMA SANDERS-BRAHMS
From the director of the landmark Germany Pale Mother, Helma Sanders-Brahms, comes another tumultuous story set during World War II. Two of the finest poets of 1930s German lyricism, Else Lasker-Schüler (Lena Stolze, The Nasty Girl) and Gottfried Benn (Cornelius Obonya), are lovers parted by political differences. He supports the Nazis; she, a Jew, flees and finds refuge in Jerusalem. Sanders-Brahms heightens the drama with an expressionist look (cinematography by Roland Dressel) reminiscent of the era, and makes the historical moments more tangible through insertions of documentary footage. 1997, Germany, in German with English subtitles, 90 minutes.




SCREENED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SYMPOSIUM REPRESENTING GERMAN HISTORY IN FEMINIST FILM AND THEATER, ORGANIZED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA'S GERMAN, JEWISH STUDIES, AND WOMEN'S STUDIES DEPARTMENTS.