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28 June 2010

Surrounding the Special Exhibition "Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis"

American Splendor


28 June 2010, 7.30 pm


Old Building, second level, Education Room


free. Admission only with seat ticket available at the cash desk.


Birgitta Schmidt
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 497
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

Ticket reservation

Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 488 or

Animated feature documentary, directed by Robert Pulcini
and Shari Springer Berman
(USA 2003, 96 min, OV)

Even as a child, the comic artist Harvey Pekar was eccentric and at odds with his environment. Later too, in his filing job in a hospital, he sees his life as a disaster. The comic hero of the same name is not in much better shape. In the semi-autobiographical film portrait "American Splendor," both have their say: the artist and his comic hero, as well as the artist’s family and friends and their comic figures.
The film combines comic animation with acted scenes and documentary recordings and creates an intense portrait of an artistic personality.

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