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Anatomie Titus


Wednesday, October 28th @ Noon, 3:00PM, 7:00PM

Villa Aurora and Goethe-Institut Los Angeles present:
Anatomie Titus

A film / installation by Brigitte-Maria Mayer
>br> Free admission

Following its US premiere across the large screen at Redcat, October 27th at 8pm, The Goethe Institut and Villa Aurora present continuous viewings of Brigitte-Maria Mayer’s stunningly beautiful film/installation Anatomie Titus, in the Goethe Institute’s intimate screening room. Brigitte-Maria Mayer’s Anatomie Titus is a timely film based on that text by Heiner Müller and Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus,” whose themes remind us that the parables of power are as relevant in today’s post-Berlin wall world as they were for Heiner Müller, when the wall fell twenty years ago next month, and for William Shakespeare at the end of 16th Century England.

Ms. Mayer’s film transcends its historical references and projects a world view that is as lyrical as it is terrifying: a powerful triptych with imagery of tribal regions across Africa and Asia are contrasted with highly stylized sections that feature Jeanne Moreau and Anna Müller in scenes that are both abstract and baroque.

Reviewing the premiere of Anatomie Titus at the Akademie der Künste Berlin for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (April 27, 2009), critic Irene Bazinger described it as an “adventurous, independently designed work on the process of civilization, the collateral damages of progress and the quotidian medial overflow: a Heiner Müller interpretation for the 21st Century.”

Screening times: 12 noon, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Filmmaker Brigitte-Maria Mayer will be present and available for a Q&A after the 7:00 p.m. screening.



Experimental / Avant Garde