THE FAITHFUL, ABSOLUTE ESCALATION. That’s what makes a good disaster movie for Anton (18). He and his classmates from the Albert Einstein School in Schwalbach have let the world come to an end several times at LUCAS: The »Classics.Class« presents three milestones of the disaster genre in the cinema.
The ship of dreams sinks, lava flows, an earthquake crushes San Francisco and Godzilla stomps Tokyo: in more than 20 films that the »Classics.Class« have viewed for LUCAS #44, no stone is left unturned. Very fitting with the current special exhibition KATASTROPHE. What comes after the end? At the DFF, this genre was on the agenda for the grade 12 religion class. On their foray through film history from SAN FRANCISCO (US 1936, D: W. S. Van Dyke, David Wark Griffith) to TITANIC (US 1997, D: James Cameron) to DIE WOLKE (DE 2006, D: Gregor Schnitzler) and in curating workshops, the group selected films for the festival week appropriate for the age groups of the festival audience. Pithy characters, human arrogance, or force majeure: the »Classics.Class« found that the structure of filmed disaster stories have long been very similar. What makes the selected works outstanding and timeless classics? What can we still learn from these films about people’s relationship towards disasters today? Cinema goers will find this out and more in this series, curated, accompanied, and moderated by the »Classics.Class«.
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