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Tuesday, September 12

Germany on Campus 2023: Mack The Knife-Brecht's Threepenny Film
7:00 pm
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Pitt Film and Media Studies; University of Pittsburgh Department of German and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Washington
Randall Halle
Contact Email:
rhalle@ pitt.edu

Join the German Department and its sponsors for a Night at the Movies on Pitt's Campus for the Oakland Premier of Mack The Knife. This critically acclaimed German film tells the story of the attempt to turn Bertolt Brecht's anti-capitalist play The Threepenny Opera into a commercially successful movie. While the Studio wants to censor the racy parts of Brecht's play and its socialist critique, the author does not bow down but takes the Studio to court. Using elements of Brecht's play with music by Kurt Weill, Lang's feature film thematizes the tension between art, politics, and commercial interests against the Nazi's rise to power.

Free Admission