This screening includes Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
- Date and time:
- Sun, Oct 8, 2017, From 3–4:05 pm
- 1 hr 5 min
- Free, but ticketed.
Series: President's Choice
Silent film with live piano accompaniment by Craig Davis.
This semi-documentary film presents one day in the life of Berlin as a city, capturing the rhythm of the time through visual and abstract impressions, absent of narration. Not unlike Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera, which came two years later in 1929, the film became part of a genre of ‘city symphony’ films that sequence events to imply a loose impression of the city’s daily life. Walter Ruttmann described his intent as purely aesthetic, “ … creating a symphonic film out of the millions of energies that comprise the life of a big city.” Print courtesy of IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. (16mm Presentation)