The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week: NYC Repertory Cinema Picks, April 13-19

karla-germany 66

Karla (1965)
Directed by Herrmann Zschoche
Banned until after reunification, East German film Karla stands tall amongst a slew of films made by a generation who came of age after WWII, searching for identity amongst a radically changing political temperature. Karla is a model teacher, part of a “new breed” from Berlin sent to villages outside the city to “teach people to think.” Honesty is her policy, but she soon finds herself tangled in a nasty web of bureaucracy steeped in contraceptive thought. Karla’s utter assertion to present her students with reality, and ultimately her rejection, is a sobering account of generational complexity, the struggle to break free from entrenched conformity. Samuel T. Adams (April 13, 7pm at MoMA’s “Germany 66”)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here