Archive, Lectures

Margaret Von Trotta


Margarethe von Trotta is one of the foremost female directors working in Germany and a member of the New German Cinema movement. “No American woman filmmaker can rank on a par with Margarethe von Trotta’s impressive body of film making . . . [She is] the world’s leading feminist filmmaker.” — Ally Acker (editor of, Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema 1896 to the Present).


Margarethe von Trotta spoke in conversation with Robert Boyers on Friday, Dec. 4 in the Avery Theatre at Bard College.


Margarethe von Trotta also participated on a panel on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 am in Weis Cinema at the Campus Center. The topic of this panel will be Ms. von Trotta’s film Rosa Luxemburg and her project, a film on the German-American political thinker Hannah Arendt, which was released in August 2012.

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