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Manufacturing ‘Terrorism’: The Media and the Red Army Faction, 1970-1977

MLLI Department Lecture Hanno Balz, visiting assistant professor of history, Johns Hopkins University “Manufacturing ‘Terrorism’: The Media and the Red Army Faction, 1970-1977” Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery In the aftermath of the revolt of the 1960s, the discourse on politics in West Germany appeared intensified and determined by ideological …

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Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits (South Korea, Chan-kyong Park, 2013)

MLLI Film Festival Friday, April 10 | 2:30 p.m. Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits (2013) Physics Building Room 101 Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits is a documentary/drama/fantasy film about a woman who was shunned for being possessed by spirits as a girl. Based on the life story of Korea’s most famous living shaman, Kim Keum-hwa, this film shows how …

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Oh Boy/A Coffee in Berlin (Germany, Jan-Ole Gerster, 2012)

MLLI Film Festival Tuesday, April 14 | 7 p.m. Oh Boy/A Coffee in Berlin (2012) Public Policy Building Room 105  Niko hasn’t found his calling nor his niche in life yet after dropping out of his law studies at the university and getting cut off from further funding by his father. Drifting through life and the Berlin urban …

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The German Doctor (Lucía Puenzo, Argentina, 2013)

MLLI Film Festival Thursday, April 16 | 7:15 p.m. The German Doctor (2013) Physics Building Room 101 A German doctor (Alex Brendemühl) meets an Argentinian family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva (Natalia Oreiro), Enzo (Diego Peretti) and their three children …

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The Past (2013)

MLLI Film Festival Tuesday, March 31 | 7 p.m. The Past (2013)  LH 1 Full of the same astute and compassionate observations about unraveling, unhappy relationships, conjugal and otherwise, that distinguished his previous work, A Separation (2011), Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film is set in a working-class suburb of Paris. It is there that Marie (Bérénice Bejo) lives …

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Le Havre (2011)

MLLI Film Festival Thursday, April 2 | 7 p.m. Le Havre (2011)  Physics Building Room 101 A wonderful celebration of France’s national motto—liberty, equality, fraternity—Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre is also something of a paean to World War II Resistance dramas. Told in Kaurismäki’s signature deadpan style, Le Havre centers around Marcel Marx, a once-famous Parisian writer now making his living …

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The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2011)

MLLI Film Festival Monday, April 6 | 7 p.m. The Kid with a Bike (2011) Sherman Hall Room 003 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s sublime tale of love and redemption begins with an 11-year-old boy in frantic, desperate motion. Refusing to acknowledge that he’s been abandoned by his father, Cyril escapes the children’s home where he’s been living, hoping …

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Juan of the Dead (Alejandro Brugués, Spain- Cuba 2011)

MLLI Film Festival  Tuesday, March 3 | 7:00 p.m. Juan of the Dead (Alejandro Brugués, Spain-Cuba 2011) Public Policy Building Room 105 Juan is 40 years old, most of which he spent in Cuba doing absolutely nothing. Suddenly some strange things start to happen, people are turning violent and attacking one another. Juan was first convinced …

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