THE ALL-AROUND REDUCED PERSONALITY
aka Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit
dir by Helke Sander, 1979
98 min. Germany.
In German with English subtitles.
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THURSDAY, MAY 24TH – 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH – 9:30PM
“Emancipation or not, you want to sell a story.”
Helke Sander writes, directs, and stars in this meditation on the proletarianization of the body, the misogyny of the Soviet New Man myth, and the other side of the Wall. Threatened by the increasing cost of living (not to mention of producing images), a women’s photography collective attempts to subvert a commission given to them by the politically and sexually repressive West German government. Drifting from private moments to Godardian accounting, urban survey to bureaucratic detentes, Redupers probes the possibility of reintegrating art into social space as a means of ending grey-on-grey capitalism and socialism, two sides of the same valueless coin.
Preceded by 'Subjektitude', Sander's student short at the Berlin Filmakademie.
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