Hitler's Hollywood

This follow-up to From Caligari to Hitler traces the rise and fall of Nazi Germany through the cinema of the Third Reich: an explosion of lavish, escapist films celebrating a... Read more

Hitler's Hollywood

Directed by Rüdiger Suchsland

Year: 2018
Running Time: 105
Country: Germany
Language: English
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Hitler's Hollywood

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Udo Kier

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Directed by Rüdiger Suchsland
Writer Rüdiger Suchsland


NARRATED BY UDO KIER. Filmmaker Rüdiger Suchsland suggests that the Third Reich was essentially an immersive movie starring the German nation, produced and directed by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Hitler’s Hollywood collages key films from the more than 1000 features the Nazis produced from 1933-1945: musicals, melodramas, romances, costume dramas, war films – and when the real war got tough, insanely lavish, over-the-top fantasies. The German volk were portrayed as happy and sporty with lives of exaggerated cheerfulness or, conversely, full of morbid yearning for a death that would serve the Fatherland. Hannah Arendt gives perspective and context: “One of the chief characteristics of modern masses… (is) they do not trust their eyes and ears, but only their imaginations. What convinces masses are not facts, not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the illusion.” It’s a frightening insight that could just as easily apply to the American political landscape today. – Karen Cooper, Film Forum

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema virtual cinema Toronto 1532059200July 20 - July 26, 2018
Austin Film Society Austin 15316272007/15, 7/18, 7/27, 7/30, 7/31, 8/1
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 15301584006/28 & 7/1
Arena Cinelounge Los Angeles 1529640000June 22 - June 28, 2018
Cape Ann Community Cinema Gloucester 1528171200June 5, 2018
Grand Cinema Tacoma Tacoma 1528171200June 5, 2018
All Saints Cinema/Tallahassee Film Society Tallahassee 1527825600June 1 - June 3, 2018
Wilmette Theatre Wilmette 1526616000May 18 - May 24, 2018
Time & Space Limited Hudson 15265296005/17-21, 5/24-28
Laemmle Town Center 5 Encino 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
Lumiere Cinema Los Angeles 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 15248016004/27-5/1, 5/7-5/10, 5/12-13, 5/19-20


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