From Caligari to Hitler: Weimar Cinema

To coincide with 1927’s production of Golem, we present a series of films made during the Weimar Republic, the centrepiece of which is a preview screening of Rudiger Suchsland’s exceptional documentary From Caligari to Hitler, a look at German cinema in the age of the masses.

The Weimar Republic (1918 – 33) was the free-est state on German soil, a wild era characterised by disruption, crisis and cultural brilliance. It was also the arguably most fertile period in the history of German cinema, a time full of wonder and invention in which the aesthetic foundations were laid for the ‘seventh art’. Weimar’s directors, including Murnau, Lang and Lubitsch (amongst others), remain legendary figures, and films such as Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and Der Golem brilliantly reveal a post World War I Germany in a state of flux.

This season will include a One Hour Intro led by freelance film educator, Maggie Hoffgen.

Find out more about the season in this short intro from The University of Salford’s Andy Willis

In this season

A Season of Weimar Cinema

The University of Salford's Andy Willis previews our upcoming season, From Caligari to Hitler: Weimar Cinema. The season includes Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,…

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Previously in this season

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the…

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Der Golem

One of most important contributions to German Expressionist cinema, the 1920 version of Der Golem is a must-see for lovers of Weimar Cinema as well…

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One Hour Intro: Weimar Cinema

From Lubitsch to Wilder: Comedies, horror films, epics, science fiction, thrillers, children’s films... This One Hour Intro explores some of the many facets of the…

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From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses

Rüdiger Suchsland’s riveting documentary  tells the story of German Cinema in the Twenties between Expressionism and New Sobriety. An entertaining trip into the abyss of sub-consciousness, the breadth…

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Diary of a Lost Girl

Diary of a Lost Girl traces the journey of a young woman from the pit of despair to the moment of personal awakening. Directed with virtuoso flair…

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