CORVALLIS, Ore. - A retrospective of films from Jürgen Böttcher, the East German filmmaker best known for his documentary "The Wall," will be shown Oct. 3, Nov. 17 and Dec. 2 in Corvallis.
All films are free, open to the public and will show at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St. The films will be introduced by Sebastian Heiduschke, an assistant professor of German at Oregon State University. Heiduschke organized this series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall by showing its influence on this East German filmmaker and artist.
Böttcher worked as a director at the DEFA Studio for Documentary Films. DEFA stands for Deutsche Film Aktiengesellschaft - the state-run East German studios where films were made from 1946 to 1990.
Böttcher has attained cult status among cinema fans and is also a respected painter.
The screenings in Corvallis include:
This series is sponsored by OSU's School of Writing, Language, and Film, the OSU School of Language, Culture, and Society, OSU's Center for the Humanities, Zeitgest Northwest, the German Consulate in San Francisco, and the DEFA Film Library.
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Sebastian Heiduschke, 541-737-3957