European Studies Film Showing and Discussion
Tue, April 7, 2009 • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM • Burdine 337
Join us for a showing of the film Solo Sunny followed by a discussion led by Dr. Matthias Roth, visiting scholar from European University Viadrina in Germany.A big hit when it opened in 1979 and considered by film critics to be one of the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time, Solo Sunny more than any other DEFA film captures the vividness and realism of 70s film mavericks like Robert Altman and Hal Ashby.
Aspiring singer Sunny falls in love, breaks hearts -- and has her own broken, not for the first time. She gets kicked out of a band, but starts over in the underground scene in East Berlin, all the while looking for happiness, trying to feel special. Directed by Konrad Wolf (I Was Nineteen), this mesmerizing portrait of the longings and frustrations of East Germany's youth also captures the gritty-glitzy Berlin of the 70s in its visuals and its catchy soundtrack.