A Filmmaker Remembered

A memorial to the German filmmaker Harun Farocki screens tonight

Images of the World and the Inscription of War
Images of the World and the Inscription of War

The German experimental filmmaker Harun Farocki died last week and the folks at Experimental Response Cinema leaped into action to plan a memorial screening tonight, 7:30pm, at the Austin Studios Screening Room.

Harun Farocki’s influential work ranged from agit-prop against the war in Vietnam, narrative fiction in the Marxist mode, documentary essays, and multi-screen installations. His obituary in The New York Times noted that Farocki made more than 100 films in his lifetime. Thomas Elsaesser has referred to him as “Germany’s best-known unknown filmmaker.” The films showing tonight are “An Image,” a 25-minute short from 1983, and Images of the World and the Inscription of War, a 73-minute feature from 1988. Check the ERCTX website for all the details.

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