5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, California 90036

Wednesday, March 10 @ 7:00 p.m.

Special Presentation:
by Stefan Droessler, Director of Filmmuseum Munich

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
Ticketsd are $ 5.00

By 1929, new technologies made “talkies” possible, but dubbing films into another language proved to be a still insurmountable technological challenge. To make films available to a wider audience, the only feasible option was to reshoot different language versions. From 1930 through 1932, all major Hollywood studios shot films in German. Famous German actors such as Heinrich George, Paul Morgan, and Camilla Horn came to shoot on location in Hollywood.
A number of famous American actors, such as Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Buster Keaton were required to learn German phonetics.

Stefan Droessler will describe the situation in the different studios and show excerpts of a dozen movies which have been neglected by film studies.

Since age 16, Stefan Droessler has been the director of several student film clubs, film festivals and film seminars. From 1986 to 1998 he founded and directed the Bonner Kinemathek and since 1999 he has been the director of the Filmmuseum Munich. He has published several books and articles about film history, and film techniques.
The Filmmuseum Munich focuses on German silent films, the “New German Cinema,” and Munich film productions. The archive also holds a collection of Russian films and the estate of Orson Welles.

Official Website: http://goethe.de/losangeles

Added by Goethe-Institut on January 26, 2010

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