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The People Are Present: Films of Želimir Žilnik, Part Two


Event Description

Join part 2 of the film series with Želimir Žilnik  followed by a Q&A with Žilnik, Pavle Levi, and Antje Postema:

Crni film (15 mins)

One night, Žilnik picks up a group of homeless men from the streets of Novi Sad and takes them home.

Oldtimer (81 mins)

The aged rocker Igor works at the Radio Študent in Ljubljana. He notices that the janitor works for the police, wiretapping the walls and observing the journalists who are critical of the regime. Igor decides to leave for Greece, and traveling through Yugoslavia, he becomes involved in unexpected turmoil: Milošević’s “antibureaucratic revolution.”

Želimir Žilnik, currently living and working in Novi Sad, Serbia, has written and directed numerous feature and documentary films and is renowned as an initiator of the docudrama genre.

Pavle Levi is a professor of film studies at Stanford University and the author of a number of books, including Disintegration in FramesCinema by Other Means, and Hypnos in Cineland.

Antje Postema is a lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley, where she teaches and writes on language, literature, and film from the Yugoslav region.