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November 9 -11 at the Trylon

Over the past century, the world has been reshaped by massive conflicts. At the end of World War I, people everywhere heaved a huge sigh of relief, hoping there would never again be such a disaster. We celebrate that sentiment by screening two newly restored antiwar films by one of Germany’s great directors, G. W. Pabst.

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Fri, November 9


(1930, DCP, 96m, German w/English subtitles) dir G. W. Pabst w/Gustav Diessl, Fritz Kampers, Hanna Hoessrich. Karl (Diessl) and his compatriots survive barrage after barrage in the trenches on the Western Front. He returns home on leave to find his family destitute. Westfront is a stark, impressive film that savages any notion that war can be romantic. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00

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Starts Fri, November 9


(1931, DCP, 93m, German w/English subtitles) dir G. W. Pabst w/Alexander Granach, Fritz Kampers, Ernst Busch. At the end of World War I a German mine is split in two, a French mining company taking over half of it. When there’s a cave-in on the French side, the Germans stage a heroic attempt to rescue their fellow miners. This film is Pabst’s stirring plea for friendship among nations. FRI 9:00 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:00

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