Culture > Events > 8 September 2016: Films of Rhythm and Movement: Lotte Reiniger and Oskar Fischinger
Event Date: 8th Sep 2016 | 19:00
8 September 2016: Films of Rhythm and Movement: Lotte Reiniger and Oskar Fischinger
Close-Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR
Part of the German Screen Studies Network 4th Annual Symposium "Living Past, Moving Present" – a three days of screenings, workshops and panel discussions exploring German cinema – we will host a programme of films by Lotte Reiniger and Oskar Fischinger. The evening will be introduced by Damien Sanville (Close-Up) and Rachel Palfreyman (University of Nottingham). The 1920s filmmaker and silhouette animation pioneer, Lotte Reiniger, saw her music and fairy-tale films as modernist experiments in rhythm, form and modern time. This screening and panel discussion brings together selected works from Reiniger including Papageno, Thumbelina, Carmen with the commercial film Here and There, screened alongside Oskar Fischinger’s Studie Nr 8. Programme Thumbelina, Lotte Reiniger, 1954, 11 min, B/W, 16mm Not without Licence, Lotte Reiniger, 1950, 1 min, B/W, Digital Here and There, Lotte Reiniger, 1949, 1 min, B/W, 35mm Studie Nr 8, Oskar Fischinger, 1931, 5 min, B/W, 35mm Galathea, Lotte Reiniger, 1935, 11 min, B/W, 35mm, Carmen, Lotte Reiniger, 1933, 10 min, B/W, 35mm Papageno, Lotte Reiniger, 1935, 10 min, B/W, 35mm The post-screening Q&A with Rachel Palfreyman (Univeristy of Nottingham) and Erica Carter (King’s College London), explores how cinematic rhythms have shaped spatio-temporal imaginaries throughout the history of the film medium from the early avant-garde to now.