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: 2017
Running Time: 105
Country: Germany
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
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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
Bloor Cinema Toronto 1532059200July 20 - July 26, 2018
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 15301584006/28 & 7/1
Cape Ann Community Cinema Gloucester 1528171200June 5, 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
Laemmle Music Hall 3 Los Angeles 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
Real Art Ways Hartford 1525406400May 4 - May 10, 2018
Plaza Theatre Atlanta 1524801600April 27 - May 3, 2018
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 15248016004/27-5/1, 5/7-5/10
Cinema Village New York 1524196800April 20 - April 26, 2018
Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival Minneapolis 15240240004/18, 4/25
Film Forum New York 1523419200April 11 - April 17, 2018
Telluride Film Festival Telluride 1504324800September 2 - September 3, 2017


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