Three films about work, industrialization, and change, set in a Swabian village in the 1960s, a small town in the Ruhr region, and a men’s club in Sheffield. Q&A with Peter Nestler on 6/24 and following the screening, join us for a wine reception from 5:30-7:30 in the Furman Gallery.
Ödenwaldstetten (1964, 36m)
Nestler evokes the country’s transformation by describing the changes brought by industrialization to a Swabian village in the 1960s. Digital restoration courtesy of Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin.
Mülheim (Ruhr) (1964, 14m)
This dialogue-free short is edited to music and the rhythms of change in a small town in the Ruhr region. Digital restoration courtesy of Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin.
A Working Men’s Club in Sheffield (1965, 16mm, 41m)
Exemplifying the musicality of much of Nestler’s work, this paean to the proletariat depicts the hard work and leisure time of those gathering at the Dial House Working Men’s Club in Sheffield.