Glasgow Film Festival 2012

Cinema and cabaret on the theme of the old Weimar Republic. Dressing up is encouraged and there are all sorts of ways to join in the fun.

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The Adventures Of Prince Achmed and The Blue Angel
The Adventures Of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) (Country: Germany; Year: 1926; Director: Carl Koch, Lotte Reiniger; Writer: Lotte Reiniger)
Beautiful silhouette take on the Arabian nights and a piece of celluloid history.
Berlin: Symphony Of A Great City (Country: Germany; Year: 1927; Director: Walter Ruttmann; Stars: Paul Von Hindenburg)
Walter Ruttmann’s groundbreaking documentary captures the pulse of Berlin in a single day in the late 1920s. It is a moment of calm between the nightmare of the Depression and the horrors of the Nazi era. Inspired by Dziga Vertov (The Man with a Movie Camera), he compiles an impressionistic portrait of a bustling metropolis from the first light of dawn to the last gasp of the city’s neon-lit nightlife. Cameras hidden on vehicles and in suitcases capture an authentic picture of children hurrying to school, factories billowing smoke, rush-hour traffic and even the President Paul von Hindenburg. It is a wonderful time capsule made all the more poignant by the city’s virtual destruction in the Second World War. This special screening is accompanied by a live improvised performance from Scottish Jazz Trio AAB as musicians Tom and Phil Bancroft and Kevin Mckenzie rock the house with a unique fusion of bop, folk, house and indie rock. www.weimarvellous.com
The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) (Country: Germany; Year: 1930; Director: Josef Von Sternberg; Writer: Robert Liebmann, Karl Zuckmayer, Karl Volloeller, based on the novel, Professor Unrath, by Heinrich Mann; Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Hans Albers, Edward Von Winterstein)
A middle-aged professor becomes infatuated with a night club dancer.
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