Kafka in Film (lecture & projection)

by Stefan Drößler

The Head of the Filmmuseum Muenchen (Collections), Mr. Stefan Droessler, has been invited to give a lecture “Kafka Goes to the Movies” on 7 and 8 November 2017 at the Goethe Institut Thailand. In a convivial atmosphere, we immerse ourselves into Kafka’s world and reality through excerpts of rare selected reconditioned silent films, with excerpts of his diaries, pictures from the places he lived in and cinemas he visited and clips of the movies he saw in the beginning of the 20th century. It is a unique opportunity for anyone who is interested in movies, but also an alternative way to learn about the social context, European history, the arts and theatre reality during the modern period. The lecture will be conducted in English.

Date, time and venues
Overview:
7 November / Goethe Saal, Goethe-Institut Thailand

1.00-1.40 PM : “A Tram Ride Through Prague”,”Nick Winter and the Theft of the Mona Lisa” and “Italian Travelogues”

2.00-3.00 PM : “The White Slave Girl”

3.00-3.40 PM : “A Tram Ride Through Prague”,”Nick Winter and the Theft of the Mona Lisa” and “Italian Travelogues”

Lecture and Screening with Stefan Droessler
5:00-6:30 PM : “Kafka Goes to the Movies”

Outdoor Screening and Q&A with Stefan Droessler
Bangkok CityCity Gallery
7:00-9:00 PM : “Daddy-Long-Legs”

8 November / Goethe Saal, Goethe-Institut Thailand
Lecture and Screening with Stefan Droessler
5:00-6:15 PM : Showing special clips from a – not published – discussion of Welles with students in L.A. about Kafka and the making of “The Trial”. Followed by a Talk and sharing about Daddy-Long-Legs, its restoration and the scoring of silent films.

11-12 November / the Rose Hotel Bangkok
1:00-11:30 PM : “Kafka Goes to the Movies”

Please contact us to make an appointment.

24 -25 November / MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiangmai

1.00-1.40 PM : “A Tram Ride Through Prague”,”Nick Winter and the Theft of the Mona Lisa” and “Italian Travelogues”

2.00-3.00 PM : “The White Slave Girl” 

3.00-4.00 PM : “Documentary Kafka Goes to the Movies

4:00-5:30 PM : “Daddy-Long-Legs”

Tickets
Free admission. We are offering special screening time for groups of students/visitors to make the experience instructive and more comprehensible – even to the young.

Credit 
“Kafka Goes to the Movies” Edition Filmmuseum 95 by Hanns Zischler.
Edited by: Filmmuseum München and Goethe-Institut
DVD authoring: Tobias Dressel, Gunther Bittmann
DVD supervision: Stefan Droessler, Stewart Tryster

Still photography from 
Den hvide slavehandels sidste offer (The White Slave Girl) – Denmark 1911 – Directed by: August Blom – Written by: Peter Christensen – Cinematography by: Axel Graatkjær
Daddy-Long-Legs – USA 1919 – Directed by: Marshall A. Neilan – Written by: Agnes Johnson, based on the novel by Jean Webster – Camera: Charles Rosher