Class Relations (Klassenverhältnisse) | Jean-Marie Straub West Germany, 1984 | Danièle Huillet West Germany, 1984
Film - Feature | February 16 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Christian Heinisch, Reinald Schnell, Mario Adorf, Harun Farocki,
Straub-Huillets brilliant distillation of Franz Kafkas incomplete first novel Amerika is perhaps the most authentically German treatment of Kafka ever made. An ecstatic and haunted fever dream of the United Statesthe place where Kafka longed to disappear, if only in his imaginationAmerika is told from the perspective of a young German immigrant who encounters a strange new world, with its violent lies and quixotic optimism, like a modern-day Parsifal.
- Joshua Siegel
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission