Fall Screening Schedule For 'Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years' + Home Video Release Info

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by Tambay A. Obenson
August 12, 2012 1:12 PM
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Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February, and last screened at the Blackstar Film Festival in Philly last week.

Now Dagmar Shultz's Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 will continue its screening tour, and specific dates and locations have been provided for upcoming screenings over the next few months, in the USA.

So if you're interested in seeing it, take a look at the schedule below and find out if it'll be coming to your neck of the woods. I especially encourage you folks in the USS to attend these screenings if in you're area, and if you're interested in seeing the film, because, a message posted on the film's Facebook page yesterday stated that:

Home video distribution in North America is not clear yet, but will follow soon after.

"Soon after" being after Third World Newsreel releases the film to the education market in September. So, if you don't see it at one of the below screenings, it may end up being some time before you are actually able to, since it's not clear when it'll become available on home video for you to rent or purchase.

It's stated that the DVD will have some special features including Audre reflecting on her work two months before her passing, Audre in conversation with Ellen Kuzwayo, deleted scenes and more. 

As a recap... the film focuses on...

Audre Lorde's years in Berlin in which she catalyzed the first movement of Black Germans to claim their identity as Afro-Germans with pride. As she was inspiring Afro-Germans she was also encouraging the White German feminists to look at their own racism

The trailer for the film is embedded below; and underneath the trailer, see the upcoming USA screening schedule:


Fall 2012 USA Audre Lorde Film & Cultural Festival tour

University of Hawai’i The complete program of the Festival
Contact: Prof. Christina Gerhardt
Sept. 20 & 21
University of California, Berkeley Reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germanyand screening of “Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992”
Contact: Alisa Bierria
Sept. 25
Sonoma State University Reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany and screening of “Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992”
Contact: Prof. Michaela Grobbel
Sept. 27
Goethe-Institut, San Francisco
Berlin and Beyond” film festival
Reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germanyand screening of “Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992”
Film: Director Sabine Erlenwein, Geothe-Insititut
Reading: Dr. Marion Gerlind, Gerlind Insititute for Cultural Studies
Sept. 29
University of Illinois at Chicago Reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany Contact: Proof. Elizabeth Loentz
Oct. 2
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois The complete program of the Festival
Contact: Proof. Anna Parkinson
Oct. 3 & 4
Harvard University, DuBois Institute 

Reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany and screening of “Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992”
Contact: Dr. Abby Wolf

Oct. 9
University of Massachusetts

Reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany and screening of “Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992”
Contact: Proof. Sara Lennox

Oct. 10 - Reading
Oct. 11 - Screening

Hunter College, NY

Reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany and screening of “Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984 to 1992”
Contact: Rupal Oza

Oct. 16

www.audrelorde-theberlinyears.com
www.ika-huegel-marshall.de
www.dagmarschultz.com

(click here to download this schedule)

The complete Program of the festival includes:
The films:

  • A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde by Ada Griffin and Michelle Parkinson
  • The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde by Jennifer Abod
  • Hope in My Heart: The May Ayim Story by Maria Binder
  • Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 by Dagmar Schultz

The reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany

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1 Comment

  • Meagan | August 12, 2012 1:21 PMReply

    I was able to see this when the screening tour stopped at my school (Spelman)! It was absolutely amazing!

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