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Urban Palimpsest Film Festival


The Commons

Sun., Jan. 29, 2012, 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Commons, Spooner Hall

Germany Year Zero (1948) 3:00 p.m.

Partially filmed among the rubble of post-World War II Berlin, Germany Year Zero follows the life of thirteen-year-old Edmund Kohler (Edmund Moeschke) and his destitute family as they struggle with life in the aftermath of the War. Edmund deals with trials outside of his home as well when he becomes involved in the Hitler Youth and a former school teacher who makes romantic advances toward him.

Dark City (1998) 4:15

A futuristic drama, Dark City is set in an urban environment that never emerges from the darkness of night. It tells the story of John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell), a man suffering from amnesia who finds himself accused of murder. Murdoch attempts to discover his true identity and clear his name while on the run from the police and a mysterious group known only as the "Strangers."

Interview with Carl Deal 6:15

Trouble the Water (2008) 7:00

An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, Trouble the Water follows the story of residents of the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the district. Trouble the Water includes hand-held film footage of the storm, images of the aftermath, and interviews with residents as they struggle to recover and rebuild. Trouble the Water famously draws attention to issues of race, class, and the relationship of a government to its citizens as they presented themselves in the weeks, months, and years post-Katrina.

 

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