The Local View ? Neighbourhood Cinemas and Alternative Film Projects

Many small neighbourhood cinemas invested in the future. The digital options for showing films are opening up new vistas for alternative projects. Not all of them are legal.... more more

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Saturday 26 February - Monday 28 February, 2005

Three stories from Saturday's feuilletons deal with imported Turkish brides, the astonishing number of books translated into German and how becoming a film star can change how you see yourself. On Monday, Vladimir Kaminer gives his take on immigration, Marina Schubarth tells a sleuth story of searching archives for documentation on forced labourers, Niklas Maak writes on the surprising lightness of Bavarian post-war architecture and Jürgen Ritte critiques integration policy in France.
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Friday 25 February, 2005

Articles today cover the rise of the blog and the "honour killing" of women in Berlin. There is some staunch defending of the Berlin school with 99 percent "non German" children and a scathing attack on the isolationism of the European Left. The sister of Sophie Scholl is interviewed, as is the director of the film "Goebbels-Experiment".
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Thursday 24 February, 2005

Yin Luchuan gives new life to Chinese literature, Claus Spahn is disappointed by Katharina Wagner's new opera, Joachim Güntner reviews the RAF's menage a trois, Barbara Schweizerhof analyses the new wave of German Heimat films, Narvid Kermani critiques European foreign policy in the Middle East, and Regina Mönch discusses a possible role for Germany in reconciling Turkey and Armenia.
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Wednesday 23 February, 2005

More talk today about Suhrkamp's failure to hold on to Imre Kertesz, the Gerhard Richter exhibition in Dusseldorf and the impending cuts to Berlin's opera heritage. The taz reviews a new study on Rudi Dutschke which credits him with the invention of the urban guerilla. The NZZ enthuses about the exhibition in Hamburg of drawings from the Spanish masters.
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Tuesday 22 February, 2005

Can we prevent young East Germans from falling into the clutches of the far right? Why was Peter Suhrkamp's life spared under Hitler and why is Imre Kertesz leaving Suhrkamp today? What is prompting Poles to dig up their communist past and how did Hunter S. Thompson invent Gonzo journalism?
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Saturday 19 February - Monday 21 February, 2005

On Saturday, Richard Wagner reviewed Mihail Sebastian's wartime journal, Michaela Schlagenwerth talked with ballet star Vladimir Malakhov, Hans Holzhaider related a torture threat in Frankfurt to Kantian ethics, and Verena Lueken defended Berlinale film festival director Dieter Kosslick against blase critics. Today there is a roundup of the Berlinale, Beat Wyss remembers the great art curator Harald Szeemann and Frank Schirrmacher takes a gloomy look at German demographic trends.
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