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Friday, October 13 • 6:00pm - 8:45pm
The European Refugee Crisis: Havarie and the Art of Slow Cinema

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Co-presented by Center for the Art of Translation, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and Unnamed Press

Inspired by a short cellphone video of a raft of refugees, shot by a tourist from the deck of a cruise ship, Merle Kröger and Philip Scheffner created both a feature film and a novel, Havarie (Collision). Scheffner’s film loops the original clip into a haunting 90-minute “slow cinema” hallucination and meditation on the nature of refugees, while Kröger’s book unspools a crime story from the same collection of characters. Kröger reads from her book, followed by a screening of Havarie, and then an onstage discussion with both Kröger and Scheffner. Moderated by CCA film professor Nilgun Bayraktar. $15 adv / door 

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Nilgun Bayraktar

Nilgun Bayraktar is an assistant professor of film in the Visual Studies Program at California College of the Arts. She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies and Film & Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on migrant and diasporic cinema... Read More →

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Merle Kröger

Merle Kröger is a novelist, script writer, and film producer living in Berlin, Germany. She produces art films and documentaries for international arthouse cinema. She also writes scripts for independent cinema in India. Since 2003, Kröger has published four novels, which combine... Read More →
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Philip Scheffner

Philip Scheffner, born 1966 in Homburg/Saar, lives and works as an artist and filmmaker in Berlin. Together with Merle Kröger, Alex Gerbaulet and Caroline Kirberg, he runs the production platform pong. He took part in the Berlinale Forum with Havarie (2016), And-Ek Ghes… (2016... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 6:00pm - 8:45pm PDT
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110