Events (2022)

Ellen Richter film series at Kino Arsenal 14.10 – 6.11.2022
with live music by Europe’s finest silent film musicians


Nosferatu at 100

--Nosferatu 100th Anniversary – Review by Cinemassacre

Mar 4, 2022. Today marks the 100th anniversary of Nosferatu, the oldest surviving Dracula film! It was first shown on March 4, 1922 in Germany, in the marble hall of the Berlin Zoological Garden. In my review I look back at the classic vampire film, the movies it's influenced, and the film's impact on horror and the film industry as a whole. -James Rolfe

-- Nosferatu: 100 Years of Horror – Online Symposium

Organizers: Ervin Malakaj & Evan Torner
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Co-Sponsored by the CES Cinema Studies Network and the Weimar Film Network

“Nosferatu: Does not this word sound like the call of the death bird at midnight?” For a century, audiences have passed into a haunting world of corruption, pandemic, and death through the silent film classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922). This one-day symposium takes the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the film’s public release (March 15, 1922) to examine the contours of this still- unsettling text.

Speakers will addresses a range of formal and thematic features of Nosferatu, ranging from detailed scene analyses to studies of the broader social issues that still speak to contemporary audiences (e.g., marginalization, unrest, queerness, Jewishness, and more). In the symposium’s distilled academic form, we embrace the continued public interest in this film and hope to pique the interest of the audience to watch it yet another time (or, better still, for the first time).

The symposium is divided into five blocks, each of which follows one of these formats: focus takes or long(er) takes. The focus takes permit speakers to offer a deep-dive into one scene: description and analysis of a pertinent part of the film. The long(er) takes provide speakers the chance to advance extensive arguments about the film on the whole. Both formats are devised to generate a discussion and incentivize more engagement with the film.

--Nosferatu – Festival screening at Il Cinema Ritrovato 2022

This screening on Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore featured a new score by composer Timothy Brock.

Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna (June 25 – July 3, 2022)

“The Last Laugh: German Musical Comedies 1930-1932.”
Program curated by Lukas Foerster.

Catalogue notes by Lukas Foerster and Stefan Drößler: Details

Internationale Stummfilmtage, Bonn (August 11 – 21, 2022)

With German films by Willi Wolf, Fritz Lang, Rudolf Meinert, Harry Piel and Hans Richter et. al.


San Francisco Silent Film Festival (May 5 – 11, 2022)

The 25 th SFSFF featured the festival award of silent film preservation to Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin.

Martin Koerber, newly retired chief curator of the Kinemathek’s film archive, and Julia Wallmüller, head of the Digitization of National Film Heritage team, were on hand to present their new restoration of two key Weimar films:

catalogue essay by Cheryl Eddy
photo of the screening by Pamela Gentile

catalogue essay by Noah Isenberg
photo of the screening by Pamela Gentile

See here for an in-depth report on film restoration at Deutsche Kinemathek.