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ROSA LUXEMBURG: A FILM SCREENING
March 16, 6:30pm - Verso Books, Brooklyn

Followed by an Artists’ Panel Featuring Barbara Sukowa

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page.

Margarethe von Trotta’s “Rosa Luxemburg” depicts the life story of this martyred heroine of the international left, played in the film by the great Barbara Sukowa. Amidst the growing militarization that preceded World War I, Rosa stood out as a beacon of uncompromising democratic and socialist values and one of the most prominent social democrats on the continent. From revolt in Poland to a jail cell in Germany, crossing borders under false identities and engaging in public polemics against the likes of Lenin and Trotsky, Rosa lived a torrid revolutionary’s life.

For their amazing work on this film, Sukowa was awarded Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival and von Trotta was nominated for the Palme d’Or. On Thursday night, March 16, we are so lucky to reunite this great tandem to watch their classic movie and discuss its relevance to the current political moment.

In addition to Barbara Sukowa, this panel will feature journalist Amber A’Lee Frost and filmmaker Annelise Ogaard.

This evening is co-hosted by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, Verso, and the Democratic Socialists of America Film Club.

Thursday, March 16; 6:30pm
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY

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