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The Wall

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The Wall

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East German artist Jürgen Böttcher, also known as Strawalde, went to work for the state film production company DEFA after his paintings were ideologically blacklisted in the 1950s.

He captured the deconstruction of the Berlin Wall and the ghostly operations of disarmed border guards in his 1990 documentary The Wall, playing Thursday 11/12 as part of the the Goethe-Institut Chicago's free screening series Made Behind the Wall: Masterpieces of East German Cinema.

Böttcher also incorporated archival images of the Wall's construction and history, which he projected onto the surface of the barrier as it was being dismantled.

The Wall screens Thursday 11/12 at 6 PM at Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan, Suite 200. RSVP to Lisa Lux at (312) 263-0472 or by email.

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