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The Sun Island w/filmmaker Thomas Elsaesser in person!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:29pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

The Sun Island documents the life and professional career of Martin Elsaesser (1884-1957), architect and chief city planner in Frankfurt (Germany) from 1925 to 1932. The controversial acquisition of the Frankfurt Central Market by the European Central Bank is the ostensible occasion to weave the building's turbulent history into Martin Elsaesser's biography, his wife Liesel's liaison with notable landscape architect Leberecht Migge (1881 -1935), and the director's own family history. The films draws on a unique collection of home movies, photographs and letters, as well as contemporary interviews in order to document and dramatize a life-changing episode in the family histories of two all but forgotten German pioneer architects: one designer of churches and markets, the other inventor of urban gardening and sustainable cities during the crucial years between the Weimar Republic and WWII.website: sunislandfilm.com

 

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Event Type

Film

Departments

Cornell Cinema

Tags

film, movie, cinema, tfdcin, Movies, cosochum, perfhum, caspma

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/57390...

Cost

All Access Pass: $0 or Tickets: $7/students, $5.50/grads, $7.50/seniors, $9.50/general

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Speaker

Filmmaker Thomas Elsaesser

Dept. Web Site

https://cinema.cornell.edu/sun-island

Open To

Public

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