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Indestructible

Still from Elodie Pong's Ersatz, 2011
Still from Elodie Pong’s Ersatz, 2011

In conjunction with the Hirshhorn exhibition Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, the Goethe-Institut DC and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen present Indestructible, two screenings of European short films on the theme of destruction. 

Introduced by Christiane Büchner, Cologne-based filmmaker and member of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen program commission since 2001. 

PART ONE
Monday, January 13, 2014
7 pm
Ring Auditorium
FREE – No RSVP necessary

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Seventh Street at Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC  20560

N.N.
Michel Klöfkorn, 11 min, Germany, 2009

Es muss ein Stück vom Hitler sein
Walter Krüttner, 11 min, Germany, 1963

Sweet Nightingale
Victor Alimpiev, 7 min, Russia, 2005

Once Upon a Time
Corinna Schnitt, 25 min, Germany, 2005

Flimmern
Ted Geier/Deborah Schamoni, 3 min, Germany, 2001

Ersatz
Elodie Pong, 4 min, Switzerland/France, 2011

Cigaretta mon amour – Portrait meines Vaters
Rosa Hannah Ziegler, 6:30 min, Germany, 2006

11 de septiembre
Claudia Aravena, 6 min, Germany, 2002

The Artist
Laure Prouvost, 10 min, United Kingdom, 2010

Gesang der Jünglinge
Andree Korpys/Markus Löffler, 14 min, Germany, 2009

All films are presented in English or with English subtitles.

All screenings are in the Ring Auditorium. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Films may contain adult content. Visitors requesting accessibility services, such as a sign-language interpreter, should contact Kristy Esparza at 202.633.2796 or esparzak@si.edu. Please try to give two weeks’ notice. 

Members at the Inner Circle ($500) level and above may reserve two seats per public program at the Museum.  To check on the status of your membership or to RSVP, please email hirshhornevents@si.edu or call 202.633.2836.

PART TWO
Monday, January 27, 2014
6:30 pm
FREE – RSVP to goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite.com 

Goethe Institut of Washington
812 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC  20001 

Fascinating Doll House
Uli Versum, 9 min, Germany, 1987

Sounding Glass
Sylvia Schedelbauer, 10 min Germany, 2011

Continuity
Omer Fast, 41 min, Germany, 2012

The Button
Robert Saakjanz, 8 min, USSR, 1990

Madame & Little Boy
Magnus Bärtås, 28 min, Sweden, 2009

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