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City, Religion, Capitalism: Turning Points Of Civilization

Film Season: City, Religion, Capitalism: Turning Points Of Civilization
Alexander Kluge and Richard Sennett
Wednesday 1 October – Sunday 5 October 2014
Theatrum Mundi in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery and Goethe-Institut London

City, Religion, Capitalism: Turning Points of Civilisation is a 5-day series of events dedicated to renowned German author and film director Alexander Kluge, one of the first auteurs of the New German Cinema. Alongside screenings of three new works introduced by the director, panel discussions curated by author and sociologist Richard Sennett will bring together political, cultural and religious thinkers such as architect David Chipperfield and sociologists Saskia Sassen and Craig Calhoun.

On Sunday 5 October Alexander Kluge will introduce his most ambitious film News from the Ideological Antiquity: Marx / Eisenstein / Das Kapital (2008), showing here in a shorter edit from its original 9 hour cut, a monumental avant-garde essay about the present status of the political; a complex, total work of art.

In a separate event on Wednesday, 1 October, organised by the Goethe-Institut London, Alexander Kluge will present his film News From the Great War, 1914 – 1918, his reflection on World War One and its far-reaching impact.  For full details, click here.

For full details about the event season at the Whitechapel, click here.

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