1937. France. Dir: Jean Renoir. With Jean Gabin, Erich von Stroheim. 114 min.
After being taken prisoner during WWI, a group of French airmen separated by class and cultural background bond through their shared struggle for freedom. Renoir’s long-revered paean to the innate strength and goodness of humankind in the face of adversity was dubbed “Cinematic Public Enemy No. 1” by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.
Check out this video interview with Jessica Weinstein ’02,produced by Yeran Zhou ’14, and get excited for Liebe Love Amour! this Saturday, a choose-your-own-adventure-style film-ish play:
The latest interactive work by Anonymous Ensemble, “Liebe Love Amour!” (2012), is a raw, theatricalized “live film” of a search for an understanding of the phenomenon of love, inspired by the iconography of actress and singer Marlene Dietrich and director Erich von Stroheim. The audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative, which is told by performers Jessica Weinstein ’02, Eamonn Farrell, and Liz Davito. The New England premiere of “Liebe Love Amour!” features live video processing, lush orchestral music composed by William Antoniou, and film footage from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood that has come into the public domain.
Date: Saturday, September 22 Time: 8pm – 9:30pm Place: CFA Theater Cost: $6 for Wesleyan students (tickets at the box office)