Tag Archives: Leo Lensing

German Ladies Make Movies: Run Lola Run

Emily Brown ’12 keeps it short:

Leo Lensing, Professor of German Studies & Film Studies will introduce the film and answer questions.

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free

Newer and Newest German Cinema Series presents: Yella by Christian Petzold

The Newer and Newest German Cinema Series kicks off the semester with the film Yella, by Christian Petzold (2007).

The screening will be at the Powell Family Cinema (in the Center for Film Studies) on Wednesday, February 22, with an introduction by Professor Leo Lensing, Wesleyan’s chair of German Studies.  As Stephen Holden writes in his review of the film for the New York Times:

“Christian Petzold’s enigmatic thriller offers a surreal X-ray vision of cutthroat capitalism in 21st-century Germany.”

When: Wednesday, February 22, 7-9:30 PM.
Where:Powell Family Cinema in the Department for Film Studies
Cost: null.

Werner Herzog’s 69th Birthday

Now comes a day I’ve been looking forward to since the end of last semester! Elliott Revin ’12 gives you the ecstatic truth:

Rainer Werner Herzog Schröter “Wim Wenders” Fassbinder is perhaps the most famous filmmaker to rise out of the New German Cinema of the ’70s. This first Monday of classes, Sept. 5, is his 69th birthday. His realization of his “natural right for a camera” as a teenager with the unwitting assistance of Munich Film School; his ecstatic truth filmmaking, as exemplified by films like his collaborations with Klaus Kinski; his freaking creepy renditions of popular children’s books; these are all worthy of celebration. There’s no formal event for this new yearly Wesleyan holiday (henceforth, every first Monday of classes shall forever be known as Werner Herzog’s 69th Birthday), but as a school that prides itself on the prestige of its film department (among other things), we should show our support for Herzog on his 69th birthday in two ways:

1) Watch a Werner Herzog film, wherever you are.
2) Engage in festivities celebrating the man himself, preferably involving mind-altering substances.

Everyone have a great (inaugural) 69th!

Date: Sept. 5, all damn day
Place: All over campus!