Films

  • Noggin the Nog

    Noggin the Nog

    Saturday 10 May 2014, 14.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    £3, Members/concessions £2

    Noggin, the simple goodnatured son of Knut, King of the Nogs, must find a queen to rule beside him after the death of his father or else forfeit the crown to his evil uncle, Nogbad the Bad. The brainchild of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, the team that created Bagpuss and The Clangers, the stories in this animated children’s classic were inspired by the Old Norse sagas and the visuals influenced by the Lewis chessmen. Selected episodes will be shown.
    Directors: Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin
    UK, 1979, 60 mins, Cert. U

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  • Questioning the economic miracle: The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Questioning the economic miracle: The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Sunday 4 May 2014, 14.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    £5, Members/Concessions £3

    Married amid the chaos of Germany's defeat, Maria (Hannah Schygulla) soon discovers how to survive and prosper as the post-war 'miracle' gathers momentum. But her success comes at a bitter price in Fassbinder's richly ironic account of women's role in restoring German fortunes, inspired by his admiration for Hollywood melodrama. Plus shorts and extracts exploring the new German cinema coming to terms with its parents' experience.

    Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    West Germany, 1979, 120 mins

    Part of a film season exploring life in post-war Germany to accompany the exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation. Curated and introduced by Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College.

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  • The 1980s on the cusp of change: Wings of Desire

    The 1980s on the cusp of change: Wings of Desire

    Sunday 1 June 2014, 14.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    £3.00, Members/Concessions £2.00

    Angels look down from Berlin's Victory Column on a still-divided city and engage with some of its inhabitants, including a visiting film crew and a failing circus. What would becoming mortal mean, one of them wonders, after falling in love with a trapeze artist. This poetic fable, scripted by Peter Handke, has taken on even greater resonance after the breaching of the Wall just two years later transformed the city.

    Director: Wim Wenders
    West Germany, 1987
    128 mins, Cert. PG

    Part of a film season exploring life in post-war Germany to accompany the exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation. Curated and introduced by Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College.
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  • The GDR remembered: Goodbye Lenin!

    The GDR remembered: Goodbye Lenin!

    Sunday 6 July 2014, 14.00
    BP Lecture Theatre
    £5, Members/Concessions £3

    A major success across Europe, Wolfgang Becker's wry comedy portrays the recently defunct world of East Germany as a charade that a young man frantically performs to protect his mother, a loyal Communist, from discovering that the world has irreversibly changed. Over ten years on, its ironies may strike viewers differently, and prompt reflection about what was lost when Eastern Europe embraced capitalist democracy.
    Director: Wolfgang Becker
    Germany, 2003, 121 mins, Cert. 15

    Part of a film season exploring life in post-war Germany to accompany the exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation. Curated and introduced by Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College.

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  • The Vikings

    The Vikings

    Saturday 12 April 2014, 14.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    £3, Members/concessions £2

    This classic Hollywood historical epic is narrated by Orson Welles and stars Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis as the Viking half-brothers Einar and Eric who compete for the throne of Northumbria and the princess Morgana, played by Janet Leigh.
    Director: Richard Fleischer
    USA, 1958, 116 mins, Cert. PG

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  • When the Raven Flies (Hrafninn flýgur)

    When the Raven Flies (Hrafninn flýgur)

    Saturday 7 June 2014, 14.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    £3, Members/concessions £2

    Set in the bleak and beautiful landscapes of Iceland, this graphic film follows the journey of one man, the enigmatic Gestr (Guest), who goes to Iceland seeking revenge on the Vikings who sacked his Irish village when he was a child. The story contains themes of love, betrayal, honour, vengeance and religion.
    Director: Hrafnn Gunnlaugsson
    Iceland, 1984, 109 mins, Cert. 15

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