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Film screening: People on Sunday


Film screening: People on Sunday

Join us for a special screening of the silent film People on Sunday (1930) with live musical accompaniment in the Shaw Room. This screening is presented as part of our #Bauhaus100 exhibition programme of events.

Matthew Nolan (guitar and electronics) and Rachel Grimes (piano and electronics), with guest Mary Barnecutt (cello), bring a new, original live score to this cinematic paean to the last days of Weimar Germany.

Filmed on location in Berlin, using a cast of amateurs in roles based on their actual day jobs, the film sustains a lyrical tranquility as people swim, listen to music, flirt, and generally enjoy their time away from the daily grind. People on Sunday was an unassuming but groundbreaking response to the big-budget films being produced by UFA at the time, and boasted a crew of young German cineastes who would later become major filmmakers in Hollywood: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann and Billy Wilder.

Presented by Note Productions, one of Ireland’s leading promoters of new and contemporary music, in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.

Tickets cost €20, available at the link.

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