20 Oct Persistence (Daniel Eisenberg, 1997)
Introduction by Daniel Eisenberg
Saturday, October 20, 2012 / 5:00 PM
MultiCultural Center Theater
Filmmaker Daniel Eisenberg will introduce and screen his impressionistic film, which is a meditation on the fraught postwar period in Germany, examining larger questions about the continuous and discontinuous threads of history and the role of film in shaping our views of events. Persistence was shot in 1991-92 in Berlin, and edited with films by U.S. Signal Corps cameramen in 1945-46, obtained from Department of Defense archives. Interspersed through these materials are filmic quotations from Rossellini’s Germany Year Zero (1946).
Sponsored by Marcia and John Mike Cohen as part of the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum’s exhibition, “The Stumbling Present: Ruins in Contemporary Art,” and by the IHC series Fallout: In the Aftermath of War.