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 24 - Friday 30 January, 2009

Bernard-Henri Levy talks to Ehud Barack about Israel's lose-lose situation in Gaza. Ernst-Wilhelm Händler debunks an illusion of economic control. Martin Pollack is horrified by a batch of photographs being auctioned on Ebay. Kaiser Wilhelm's biographer has found someone else to blame for the Great War. Crime writers Fred Vargas and Cesare Battusti commit a classic blunder. And the SZ stages a debate about whether or not von Stauffenberg deserves to be called a hero.
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Saturday 17 - Friday 23 January, 2009

Left-wing Israeli pop singer Aviv Geffen hates being made to look a fool by Hamas. The SZ is amazed at the changes that have taken place in Turkey since the death of Hrant Dink. Historian Peter Steinbach deflates the heroic myth propagated by "Operation Valkyrie". The FR mourns the death of German art cinema after the Oscar nomination for "Baader-Meinhof Complex". And have you seen Australia's Obama?
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Saturday 10 - Friday 16 January, 2008

Author Sibylle Lewitscharoff recalls the unsavoury cast of 68ers during her time in the Spartacus Bolschewiki-Leninisten. Palestinian poet Salman Masalha is dismayed at the inability of Arab-Islamic societies to exercise self-criticism. Dominique Fernandez remembers his father, the Nazi collaborator Ramon. The Tagesspiegel portrays Ahmed Aboutaleb, the revolutionary mayor of Rotterdam. And the Jungle World is perturbed by all the Hitler saluting at demonstrations against Israel's bombardment of Gaza.
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Saturday 3 - Friday 9 January, 2009

Daniel Barenboim explains why the West Eastern Divan Orchestra will continue to play while Gaza burns. Abdelwahab Meddeb is unsparing in his criticism of both Israelis and Palestinians. On the death of Danish poet Inger Christensen, the FAZ remembers her ingenious way with the alphabet and the Fibonacci sequence. Harald Weltzer rallies to protect the future from those who would throw cash at the credit crunch. Film director Christian Petzold reflects on places of longing in Brandenburg. And theatre director Dimiter Gotscheff remembers how Heiner Müller made him walk into a tree.
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