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EDGAR G. ULMER RETROSPECTIVE
WEDNESDAY, OCT 31 2012 - TUESDAY, NOV 06 2012
Edgar G. Ulmer (1904-1972) enjoyed a thirty-five year career as a film director. Born in the Austro-Hungarian town of Olmütz, in today’s Czech Republic, he immediately relocated to Vienna, where he spent his youth, eventually training with Max Reinhardt (he first came to America, in 1924, with Reinhardt’s company to help stage THE MIRACLE at New York’s Century Theatre). His sprawling, eclectic filmography includes daring and original horror films; a startling variety of ethnic pictures from the 1930s; numerous acclaimed B-pictures of diverse genres, from Westerns and screwball comedies to costume dramas and weepies; and finally, several influential entries in the pantheon of American film noir. Long overshadowed by the cohort of his peers Otto Preminger, Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, and Fred Zinneman – the last three of whom collaborated with Ulmer on his directorial debut MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG (PEOPLE ON SUNDAY, 1930) – Ulmer is now, four decades after his death, gaining his due appreciation.
Presented on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Ulmer’s death, this series also coincides with a roundtable discussion at NYU’s Deutsches Haus on November 2 at 6:30, titled "Talent Obliges". More information >> here.
For a list of films, screening dates & showtimes, please visit anthologyfilmarchives.org
Anthology Film Archives
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Tickets are $9 and are available at Anthology's box office on the day of the show only. The box office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. There are no advance ticket sales. Reservations are available to Anthology members only.