JAIMEY FISHER is Associate Professor of Cinema and Technocultural Studies at University of California, Davis. He is the author of Christian Petzold and Disciplining German: Youth, Reeducation, and Reconstruction after World War II as well as the editor of various books on German cinema.
OUT OF THE PRESENT
By Jaimey Fisher
Films of the Berlin School at MoMA
Rare is the cinematic movement that deliberately forms and labels itself. Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterbergs self-consciously performative Dogme 95 aside, most movements are declared by critics and studied by scholars, with the filmmakers in question catching up somewhat post-ipso facto.