Short History of Narrative Cinema

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100 Larkin St. San Francisco CA 94102
Koret Auditorium
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

A native film historian, Dominic Angerame, will take the audience on a kaleidoscopic journey of cinema history: the Lumiere Bros., French cinema, D. W. Griffith, Chaplin and Keaton, the Russians, Eisenstein, the German in 3 sessions spread over three months.

Session III: The silent cinema in Germany. We'll discuss the rise of German Expressionism, its roots and its significance to the evolvement to the growth of cinema. I will present the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and introduce the work of F.W. Murnau and his accomplishments in cinema for which Hollywood would later employ regularly in cinema. I will also introduce the work of Fritz Lang and Thea Von Harbou. There will also be discussion and questions and answers from participants in the session about the work shown.