Marcel Ophuls is best known for his documentary films dealing with the atrocities of WWII. From Munich or Peace in Our Time (1967) to Hotel Terminus (Academy Award 1989), the filmmaker has returned many times to the dark pages of 20th century history with unanswered philosophical and ethical questions. The film festival will set Ophuls’ work in the context of his family background and life experiences in both Europe and Hollywood, examining the impact of the films of his father, Director Max Ophuls, and featuring the filmmaker in conversation with LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan, scholars, and students. (Click image to download PDF of full schedule)
Marcel Ophuls (2017 Etta and Milton Leve Artist-in-Residence)
Kenneth Turan (2017 Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence)
Friday, June 2, 2017: 7:30PM (American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave) – Screening of The Sorrow and the Pity (1969 / 251 min).
Saturday, June 3, 2017: 7:30PM (American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave) – Screening of “Lola Montès” (1955 / 116 min) and “Liebelei (1933 / 88 min). Discussion between films with Marcel Ophuls.
Sunday, June 4, 2017: 2PM (The Academy, Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine St.) – Screening of “Hotel Terminus” (1989 / 267 min)