Filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta at Barnard

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Barnard College will host an event featuring the German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta, who will participate in a panel discussion with Barnard Professors Mary Gordon, Erk Grimm and Ross Hamilton.  The event takes place Wednesday, December 2 at 6pm in The James Room on the 4th floor of Barnard Hall (117th and Broadway).

Margarethe von Trotta has been described by her peers and by film critics throughout the world as “one of the world’s great directors” (James Monaco, The Encyclopedia of Film) and as “the world’s leading feminist filmmaker” (Cathy Acker, Bulletin of Vancouver Film Festival 2006).  In the early years of her career, she was also an award-winning screen actress who starred in major films by German directors Rainer Fassbinder and Volker Schlondorff, most notably in “Coup de Grace.”  Her film “Marianne and Juliane” won the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Film and Best Director and her other films–“Rosenstrasse,” “Sheer Madness,” “Sisters,” “Rosa Luxemburg,” and others– have received numerous international awards.  SALMAGUNDI magazine is about to bring out a special issue devoted to this great German film-maker.  One of von Trotta’s latest feature films, “The Other Woman,” starring Barbara Sukowa, which has never been released in the United States, will be available as a dvd, sealed inside a special issue of SALMAGUNDI.  Barnard’s English Department is co-sponsoring this event with SALMAGUNDI to help launch this issue of the magazine.

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