This selection features an urgent, anti-fascist documentary about political crises in Greece and another that confronts the persecution of the Roma and Sinti in Germany under Nazism and its persistence after the war; plus a short by Straub-Huillet about the persecution of Jews in Europe. Intro by Peter Nestler on 6/25.
From Greece (1965, 16mm, 28m)
Just as urgent today as it was during Greece’s political crisis of 1965, this look back at the anti-fascist struggle and resistance in the 1940s is a warning against the re-emergence of fascism. Print courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin.
Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg’s “Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene” (Straub-Huillet, 1972, 14m)
Nestler appears in Huillet and Straub’s film, which is based on Schoenberg’s opus, subtitled “Threatening Danger, Fear, Catastrophe.” Like From Greece, it deals with the emergence of fascism in Europe, in this case the persecution of Jews.
Being Gypsy (1970, 47m)
One of Peter and Zsóka Nestler’s most important works, the film confronts the persecution of the Roma and Sinti in Germany under Nazism and its persistence after the war.
Print courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin.