The next film in the 2018 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series is the classic East German film “Marriage in the Shadows (Ehe im Schatten).”
The Kurt Maetzig-directed film, released in 1947, spans a 10-year period starting in 1933. Hans Wieland, a celebrated German film and theater actor, marries Jewish actress Elisabeth Maurer at the onset of the Nazi era. Anti-Semitic policies increasingly infringe on their lives, and the couple struggles to survive. Hans is finally given an ultimatum by a friend who has become a Nazi official: save himself by divorcing his wife.
Introductory remarks and a post-screening discussion will be facilitated by Brad Prager, Professor of Film Studies and German at the University of Missouri. His research areas include Film History, Contemporary German Cinema, and Holocaust Studies. His publications include the recent book, After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twenty-First Century Documentary Film (2015), as well as a book on the German director Werner Herzog, and an edited volume entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008).
Presented in German with English subtitles, the screening will be at 1 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater at 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public.
For further information and to RSVP, call 314-442-3711. The 2018 Sunday Afternoon Film Series is generously sponsored by Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg.