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A German Youth - Wellington Film Society

A German Youth - Wellington Film Society

When:

  • Mon 10 Jun, 6:15pm – 7:50pm

Where:

Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Public by Donation at the door - suggested donation: $5.00
  • Members Free: $0.00
  • 12-Month Membership: $120.00
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Jean-Gabriel Périot, France/Switzerland/Germany 2015, 93 mins, DCP, Exempt.

Prominent shorts helmer Jean-Gabriel Periot makes a welcome transition to feature-length documentaries with A German Youth, a thought-provoking look at the Baader-Meinhof group and the political debates of the era.

While the people and events are hardly cinema newcomers, this entirely found-footage work takes a different tack, situating the clique and the Red Army Faction within postwar German debates: How was democracy understood in a nation recovering from fascism? Periot’s superb editing, long one of the hallmarks of his award-winning shorts, is much in evidence, and while the direct, post-1970s consequences are left out, intelligent audiences can’t fail to make parallels with today. - Jay Weissberg, Variety, 25 February 2015

Screened in co-operation with the Goethe Institut.

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