Let's Talk about "Paula"

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Let's Talk about "Paula"

Deutsches Haus at New York University

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 16:30


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Let's Talk about "Paula:" A Conversation among Carla Juri, Fatima Naqvi, and Noah Isenberg

As part of KINO!, Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation among Carla Juri, the actress playing Paula Modersohn-Becker in Christian Schwochows biopic Paula, Fatima Naqvi, Professor of German and Film Studies at Rutgers University, and Noah Isenberg, Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

Carla Juri was born in 1985 in Italian-speaking Switzerland, and studied acting in Los Angeles and London in 2005. Upon finishing her studies, she was awarded the Swiss Film Prize twice in a row: in 2011 as Best Supporting Actress for her appearance as Esther in the episodic movie 180°, and in 2012 as Best Leading Actress for her role in Dällebach, Kari. At the 2013 Berlinale, she won the prestigious Shooting Star Award. With the role of Helen Memel in the movie adaptation of Charlotte Roches’ novel Wetlands, she was nominated for Best Actress at the German Film Prize awards. In the fall of 2015, Juri appeared on camera in Peter Greenway’s Walking to Paris. She also appeared in two other international cinema productions: Morris from America, directed by US director Chad Hartigan, and alongside Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning in the thrilling western Brimstone by Dutch director Martin Koolhoven. In the summer of 2017, Juri will appear alongside Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in the sequel of Ridley Scott’s cult movie Bladerunner.

Noah Isenberg is Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, where he also directs the Screen Studies program. The author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), his other books include Detour (British Film Institute, 2008), and Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia, 2009). His new book Everybody Comes to Rick’s: How ‘Casablanca’ Taught Us to Love Movies, was recently published by W.W. Norton (and by Faber in the UK).

Fatima Naqvi is currently the visiting professor of German at Harvard University's Department of Germanic Literature and Languages and professor of German and Film Studies at Rutgers University, where she has taught since 2000. She has written books on the perception of victimhood in Western European culture between 1968 and the new millennium (The Literary and Cultural Rhetoric of Victimhood, Palgrave 2007); the films of Michael Haneke (Trügerische Vertrautheit, Synema 2010); and the intersection of architecture and educational discourse in the works of Thomas Bernhard (How We Learn Where We Live; Northwestern 2016). One current research project focuses on the topic of “fremdschämen”—the sense of shame for another—in contemporary media culture (special attention is devoted to the works of Ulrich Seidl, Erwin Wurm, and Elfriede Jelinek).

Paula will be screened during KINO! on March 31 at 7:30 pm, and on April 1st at 1:30 pm at Landmark Sunshine Cinema. See here for more details.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to [email protected] As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

Let’s Talk About Paula: A Conversation among Carla Juri, Fatima Naqvi, and Noah Isenberg is a DAAD-sponsored event.



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