Films + Discussion »The Theatre of the Revolt«

Past Dates

Fri 9 November, 17:00

Die Kinder von Marx und Coca Cola
Das Theater der Revolte [1963–1976]
Documentary film from the series »Das Jahrhundert des Theaters«
Production ZDF Theaterkanal / 3sat, 2002, 60 min
Script Peter von Becker
Directed by C. Rainer Ecke

The Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War, the revolts in Paris and Prague bring about a new political consciousness. In Germany Peter Zadek, Peter Stein and Klaus Michael Grüber turn classics into contemporaries. Peter Weiss declares »no revolution without general copulation« in his play Marat/Sade. With the founding of the Schaubühne in Berlin the »revolutionaries« take over power in the theatre.

Panel Discussion
With Alvis Hermanis, Peter Schneider and others
Moderation Peter von Becker

Sun 11 November, ca. 22:30

The Art of Resistance – Living Theatre
Documentary film
Belgium 2003, 90 min, OV with German subtitles
Directed by Dirk Szuszies
Co-directed by Karin Kaper

Resist! is a poetic and political homage to Judith Malina and the Living Theatre. The film follows the company to the heart of the burning questions of contemporary society.