This website highlights Weimar’s creation of a modernist film language of trauma and urban life that has shaped filmmaking to this day. “Weimar” here serves as shorthand for the dialectic of modernity and the fateful struggle between democratic and autocratic forces. In this way, it reveals the undiminished relevance of Weimar politics and culture in the present.
Taking advantage of the online format, WeimarCinema.org encourages an open-ended, multimedia approach to the past. Permanently a work in progress, it is also a potential site for exchange and collaborative work. For ideas, suggestions, and proposed contributions, please contact us here.