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 Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany

This Saturday and Sunday and again on November 18 and 25, the National Gallery of Art will be hosting a retrospective of rare German films. Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany will give audiences a chance to see movies made in the former German Democratic Republic by Deutsche Film Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA). Founded in May 1946, the state-owned DEFA studios worked within a traditional studio structure patterned after Germany’s UFA studio as well as Hollywood— constantly testing the limits of state censorship. Many of these works now regularly appear on critics’ polls of the best 100 German-made films of the 20th century, and they offer new insights on a not-so-distant past.

 

What: Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany

When: November 11, 12, 18, and 25

Where: National Gallery of Art, East Building,

400 Constitution Ave., NW

Washington, DC

See www.nga.gov/programs/film.shtm

or call 202-289-1200 for more info