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Berlinale partners with MoMA for Retrospective section for 2012 and beyond

Festival’s 2012 Retrospective is The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film and Prometheus 1921-1936.

The Berlinale is partnering with New York-based Museum of Modern Art on the 2012 Retrospective The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film and Prometheus 1921-1936.

Berlin’s Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen has programmed the Retrospective since 1977 and is this year launching a longer-term cooperatoin with MoMA to collaborate on the Retrospective.

Rainer Rother, Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kinemathek and Section Director of the Retrospective, said: “I’m extremely pleased to have our New York colleagues as our new partner. We share a long history of cordial relations. This new partnership will allow the Retrospective, which is frequently the outcome of extensive preparations over years, to reach more audiences worldwide.”

In the future, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Deutsche Kinemathek and The Museum of Modern Art will cooperate closely in selecting themes and curating the Retrospective section.

“This collaboration between MoMA, the Deutsche Kinemathek and the Berlinale represents the culmination of a decades-long tradition of cooperation and intellectual exchange between our institutions. The opportunity to jointly organize and present the Retrospective section at the Berlin Film Festival brings these efforts together in a coherent and highly visible manner. We are thrilled to announce this important new phase of our partnership,” added Rajendra Roy [pictured], The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA.

Deutsche Kinemathek and MoMA have worked together on past projects such as the film series East Side – West Side. Treasures from the MoMA Film Archives and Weimar Cinema, 1919 –1933: Daydreams and Nightmares.

The Red Dream Factory will run Feb 9-19 in Berlin and then April 11-30 at MoMA.

 

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