Shadows in Paradise: Hitler’s Exiles in Hollywood

Film Showing and Award Ceremony

The film has been awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize, which will be presented after the showing. The production tells the story of German and Austrian composers and literati, among them Hans Eisler, Arnold Schoenberg, Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Thomas Mann. Having fled the Nazi regime, they all end up in Los Angeles.

The film mixes black and white documents from the 40s with colored sequences from the present. Schönberg’s "Fantasy for Violin and Piano" or Eisler’s Quintet "Fourteen Ways of Describing Rain" provide rich counterpoints to the screened images.

Past event
Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

More Information

  • When

    10 December 2013, 5:00 pm

  • Where
    Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin