People on Sunday
Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer, Weimar Republic, 1930, DCP, 74´
One of the earliest pieces of film to hybridize fiction with documentary, creating entirely new cinematic forms, People on Sunday also happened to have been crafted by a litany of directors who went on to have illustrious careers. Siodmak, Ulmer, Billy Wilder, and Fred Zimmerman banded together on this inter-war dream of leisure and light, casting non-professional actors to activate the sensuality and light-heartedness of 1930s Berlin. The careers of these directors took off after they departed Nazi Germany for the promise of Hollywood; the film depicts a rarely-documented version of Deutschland before the deluge.
Carrying on the collaborative spirit of the creation of the film, musicians Mike Cooper and Nadah El Shazly will co-live score the film, channeling the far-off, peaceful light of the film onto the island.