2021, Fri, Oct 15

Schindlers Häuser | Bickels [Socialism]

99 min, German OV | 92 min, English OV with subtitles | Short presentations by Wilfried Reichart and Galia Bar Or

Heinz Emigholz | Still from

Heinz Emigholz | Still from "Bickels [Socialism]" | © Heinz Emigholz & Filmgalerie 451

Short presentation by Wilfried Reichart (DE)
Schindlers Häuser
D: H. Emigholz, 99 min, German OV

The filmmaker’s photographic gaze. That’s the subject. “When I look through the camera, I compose the image’s structures and lines.” Heinz Emigholz looks at the structures and lines of 40 homes and beach houses by Austrian-American architect Rudolph Schindler (1887-1953). His gaze is static, the movement is in the images. Film and photography. Film photography. The gaze that makes an image. Showing, not explaining. Meaning in images.

Short presentation by Galia Bar Or (EN)
Bickels [Socialism]
D: H. Emigholz, 92 min, English OV with subtitles

The prologue of Bickels [Socialism] opens in a culture building in São Paulo with a gathering for a joint viewing of a film, which shows 22 communal buildings, most of them built for Kibbuzim and planned by the same socialist architect: Bickels. Filmed in a sequence of shots, natural lighting, ambient sound, and no words, architecture presents itself here and now. The contemplative viewing in the group triggers conversation. The film Bickels [Socialism] is accompanied by Bickels Film Talks, a documentation of group discussions following the joint viewing of Bickels [Socialism].

Followed by a discussion with Galia Bar Or, Heinz Emigholz, Anselm Franke and Wilfried Reichart