Film and Media Scholar Professor Stefanie Diekmann (University of Hildesheim) will speak about Margarethe von Trotta's films. The laudatio will be given by screenwriter Pamela Katz (New York University).
Pamela Katz is a screenwriter whose most notable works are films made in collaboration with the legendary director Margarethe von Trotta, including Rosenstrasse, The Other Woman and Hannah Arendt, which received international acclaim and was selected as one of the New York Times’ Top Ten Films of 2013. She has also published a non-fiction book with Nan A. Talese/Doubleday about the collaboration of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, titled The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women and Germany on the Brink. Pamela Katz teaches screenwriting at the NYU/Tisch Graduate School of Film.
Stefanie Diekmann is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Hildesheim University in Germany. Her ongoing research interests are the intermedia relations of images (both photographic and filmic) and the representation of media in fiction and non-fiction film. Her current work focuses on documentary film with a particular interest in interview situations. Recent publications include: "Backstage" (Berlin: Kadmos 2013), "Six Feet Under" (Berlin: diaphanes 2014) and "Die andere Szene" (ed., Berlin: Theater der Zeit 2014).
Additional remarks by:
Linda G. Mills (New York University)
Elisabeth Strowick (New York University)
Friedrich Ulfers (New York University)
Juliane Camfield (Deutsches Haus at NYU)