Thanks to collaboration between the City Council through LaOficina Producciones Culturales and the Goethe Institute of Madrid, the Casa del Cine will be hosting the first "New German Cinema" cycle. This initiative will be held throughout July and has the goal of bringing German culture closer to Almeria through the seventh art.
Three films will be shown in the museum space. The screenings are free and open to the public until the museum is full. The first edition will present Enfant Terrible and Fritz Lang, as well as Francisco Gimenez, the curator.
Carlos Sanchez, the Councilor for Promotion of the City, stated that "collaboration With LaOficina Allows Us to Revitalize One of the Most Beautiful Museum Spaces Every Week", while also highlighting "the boost We are Giving it to the Casa del Cine in the Intention that this unique space has life around the Cinema".
Carlos Vives, LaOficina Producciones Culturales coordinator, has stressed the importance of the cooperation with the German institution. "This will be permanent to reinforce this idea of museums, cinematographic spaces, because we want the Casa del Cine to be on the national stage." He also stressed the importance of "offering alternative programming to the existing activities in the city."
Margaret Von Schiller, for her part, recalled her long career as a coordinator and programmer in Germany and Spain. She also highlighted her emotional connection to the big screen. "Because I have seen a lot in cinema and I identify some of the characters"> she said.
On Thursday, July 7, Casa del Cine will be lit up with Enfant Terrible by Oskar Roehler, a drama that focuses on the life and legacy of Rainer Werner. Fritz Lang will screen on July 14, a drama written by Gordian Maugg. It tells the story of the filmmaker's search for inspiration and then immerses himself into the case of Peter Kurten. The activity will be concluded by the comedy Die Goldfische on July 21. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the films and share their impressions with one another after the screening.
It is a German public institution that promotes understanding of German culture and language, as well as promoting relationships with other countries. Although it was established in 1951, its headquarters is in Munich. It has 160 centers all over the globe, including some in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada and San Sebastian.
The Casa del Cine is also continuing to celebrate the Urban Emergency cycle. It has a busy month ahead of it. In fact, this Thursday it will host the performances of Darkmess720 and Ruiper047 and to attend you can already reserve places on the website https://linktr.ee/laoficinacultural.