Film Screening + Q&A | Die Sonneninsel/The Sun Island
Jul 04, 2019
from 07:30 to 10:00
|Where||Kinocenter Gießen (Bahnhofstraße 34, 35390 Gießen)|
|Contact Name||Max Bergmann|
|Contact Phone||+49 (0)641 99-30042|
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Film screening of "The Sun Island" with subsequent Q&A-session with director Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsaesser.
Eintritt: 5,00 Euro
More Info and Tickets here: https://www.kinopolis.de/gi/filmdetail/die-sonneninsel/6AD54000012PLXMQDD
The Sun Island is an essay film about coincidences, shattered lives and posthumous fame. A found footage family film about love and passion, friendship and heartbreak set in Frankfurt and Berlin between the wars (1927-1935), during WWII and into the present. It includes the history of the Frankfurt Großmarkthalle (Central Market) – a landmark building of the International Style – before and after its acquisition by the European Central Bank, as part of its new headquarters. But The Sun Island is also a film about the origins of the green movement: about recycling, sustainability, and living off the grid – before these ideas had been properly invented.
// Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2012 he was Visiting Professor at Yale and since 2013 he teaches part-time at Columbia University. Author and editor of some twenty books, his work has been translated into most European and several Asian languages. Among his recent books are German Cinema - Terror and Trauma: Cultural Memory Since 1945 (New York: Routledge, 2013), Film Theory – An Introduction through the Senses (with Malte Hagener, 2nd revised edition, New York: Routledge, 2015 [in German: Film Theorie: Zur Einführung, Junius 2010), Körper, Tod und Technik (with Michael Wedel, Paderborn: Konstanz University Press, 2016), Film History as Media Archaeology (Amsterdam University Press, 2016) and European Cinema and Continental Philosophy: Film as Thought Experiment (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).