June 27: People On Sunday

Thursday, June 27 2019 | 9PM Menschen am Sonntag aka People On Sunday Germany 1930 d. Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer with Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers and Annie Schreyer. Silent with intertitles. Music by Tortoise. Black and white. 73 m

People on Sunday certainly tested the limits of filmmaking at the time. It broke new ground in the final phase of silent film production, introducing a fresh model of independent cinema (well before the term, as we understand it today, even existed) and a bare-bones realism that had a deep impact both contemporaneously and for many years after.” Noah Isenberg

Links: IMDB Wikipedia German Films

See Also: Berlin Symphony of a Metropolis (Ruttmann, 1927), Stürme der Leidenschaft aka Storms of Passion (Siodmak, 1932)