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 23 - Friday 29 May, 2009

New evidence has emerged that could force Germany to rewrite the entire history of its '68 movement. Stefan Aust calls it "a turning point". Götz Aly tells the West Germans to throw open their files. Abdelwahab Meddeb protests against the mass slaughter of pigs in Egypt. Sonja Margolina comments on a Freudian-Orwellian law that is about to be passed in Russia. And Claude Lanzmann and Bernard Henri-Levy appeal to stop the anti-Semite Faruk Hosni from becoming the next Unesco director-general.
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Saturday 16 - Friday 22 May, 2008

Theatre directors Claus Peymann and Rene Pollesch clash over the importance of literature. Rolf Schneider argues in favour of the Demjanjuk trial. British novelist David Lodge talks about the transition of artist to businessman. And Cannes is awash in blood and gore, from Lars von Trier's sex 'n' scissors shocker to Brillante Mendoza's protracted scattering of body parts. Thank goodness for Quentin Tarantino's Nazis!
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Saturday 9 - Friday 15 May, 2009

German politicians have learnt nothing from Obama about how to win votes online. The Hessian Culture Prize for intercultural dialogue has ended in a mighty intercultural standoff. Navid Kermani wonders why it's only the Meiers and the Schulzes that get to discuss Goethe.The SZ sees the light, and it's coming through a concrete wall in Mexico. David Attenborough explains how to argue with a creationist: tell him the one about the child's eyeball and the worm. And the world's oldest sculpture has been dug up in the Swabian Alps - a busty lady in mammoth tusk.
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Saturday 2 - Friday 8 May, 2009

Director Peter Stein warns against the trap of unconventionality. Writers are like birds, says Jonathan Franzen. And birds are so poor they eat beetles. Some investigative stat crunching leaves the German government's plans to tackle child pornography looking like an excuse to censor the Internet. Author Christoph Hein protests against the official exhibition "60 Years - 60 Works", which completely ignores the GDR. And could the bust of Nefertiti be a beautiful fake?
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