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Film Screening: Luis Trenker's "Der Kaiser von Kalifornien/The Emperor of California" (1936)

Events

Speaker:

André Fischer

Date:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:

Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260 Room 113

Type:

Screening

Film Screening: Luis Trenker's "Der Kaiser von Kalifornien/The Emperor of California" (1936)

Please join the DLCL for a screening of Luis Trenker's Der Kaiser von Kalifornien"" (1936)! This film is a part of the DLCL Film Series: Images of America - German Cinema and Beyond. Join us every Wednesday from April 3rd to June 5th for a new film.

Like Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker became famous for his “Mountain Films” in the late Weimar period. Like Reifenstahl, Trenker also continued his career under the Nazi regime. This film is the first German western, and it tells the story of the Swiss pioneer Johann August Sutter and the California gold rush. It is full of pathos, but also offers a realist perspective on the American westward expansion. Trenker won the Coppa Mussolini at the Venice Film Festival in 1936 for this impressive and entertaining film.

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