SPK KOMPLEX im CITY 46, Bremen

Im Kino City 46, Bremen findet die Filmreihe „PSYCHIATRIE ANDERS DENKEN“ der Kritischen Initiative für Vielfalt & Inklusion an der Universität Bremen statt. Die Filmreihe versteht sich als kritische Auseinandersetzung von Gesellschaft in Film.

SPK KOMPLEX wird dort am Mittwoch; 17. November 2021 um 17:00 Uhr gezeigt. Anschließende Diskussion mit Carmen Roll (Zeitzeugin und Filmprotagonistin)

ORT: CITY 46 / Kommunalkino Bremen e.V. | Birkenstr. 1 | 28195 Bremen | 0421 – 957 992 90

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In der Filmreihe laufen die Filme:

„Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest“; USA 1975, Regie: Milos Forman, 133 Min., FSK 12; T: 20.10.2021

„SPK Komplex“; D 2018, Regie: Gerd Kroske, 115 Min., FSK 6;              T:17.11.2020

„Vier Könige“ D 2015, Regie: Theresa Eltz, 98 Min., FSK 12;                   T.15.12.2021

„Die Überglücklichen“; I/F 2016, Regie: Paolo Virzi, 112 Min., FSK 12; T:17.01.2022

Wiederholungsausstrahlung 19.Juni 2021

Im TV-Programm von tagesschau24 wird „SPK KOMPLEX“ am 19.Juni 2021 um 22:10 Uhr – 0:00 Uhr erneut gesendet.

Details zur Sendung finden Sie hier:

https://programm.ard.de/?sendung=287214536847

SPK KOMPLEX beim German Documentary Showcase, NY

German Film Office* and Anthology Film Archives präsentieren eine Reihe zum vielfältigen deutschen Dokumentarfilm vom 17.Februar bis 2.März 2021 unter dem Titel: German Documentary Showcase.  Zu sehen sind:

Film Program:
Ulrike Ottinger, Paris Calligrammes (2020, 129 min.)
Carmen Losmann, Oeconomia (2020, 89 min.)
Amel Alzakout & Khaled Abdulwahed, Purple Sea (2020, 67 min.)
Clarissa Thieme, Was bleibt | Šta ostaje | What remains / Re-visited (2020, 70 min.)
Karim Aïnouz, Central Airport THF (2018, 100 min.)
Karen Winther, Exit: Leaving Extremism Behind (2018, 85 min.)
Gerd Kroske, SPK Complex (2018, 111 min.)
Sergei Loznitsa, Victory Day (2018, 94 min.)

Info der Veranstalter zu den Filmen sind hier  https://www.goethe.de/prj/gfo/de/kal/ver.cfm?event_id=22106863&

The series will be streaming from February 17-March 2, with many of the films available to watch free-of-charge! online-Anmeldung hier  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/german-documentary-showcase-tickets-139692368635

The German Film Office and Anthology Film Archives present a series attesting to the rich body of non-fiction films that have been produced in Germany in recent years. By no means a definitive survey, the selection nevertheless illustrates the thematic diversity, aesthetic innovation, and passionate socio-political engagement of contemporary German documentary cinema.

 

„The selection demonstrates a wide range of documentary techniques – from the relatively straightforward but historically and culturally revelatory approach of Gerd Kroske’s SPK Complex,which deploys interviews and archival materials to uncover a little-known dimension of postwar German politics, or Karen Winther’s Exit, which delves into the experiences of former right-wing extremists struggling to free themselves from these ideologies, to the more observational style of Karim Aïnouz’s Central Airport THF (a portrait of the transformation of Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport into a temporary facility for Middle Eastern refugees) and Sergei Loznitsa’s Victory Day (which documents the celebration of the Soviet victory over the Nazis that takes place each year at Berlin’s Treptower Park Soviet War Memorial). Clarissa Thieme’s Was bleibt | Šta ostaje | What remains / Re-visited takes a more experimental form, visiting the sites of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, displaying blow-ups of frames from Thieme’s earlier, 2010 film made in the same locations, and inviting interactions with passersby.
 We’re particularly pleased to present three brand-new films in the series. Carmen Losmann’s Oeconomia represents a breathtakingly ambitious and vitally important attempt to understand and visualize the nearly impenetrable workings of the shadowy capitalist financial system that dominates the global economy in the 21st century. Purple Sea, by Amel Alzakout and Khaled Abdulwahed, is a formally rigorous yet emotionally expansive first-person account of a 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Turkey that resulted in the death of dozens of Middle-Eastern migrants. And Paris Caligrammes – which we’ll be showcasing for a special three-day online sneak preview – is the remarkable new film by  Ulrike Ottinger . An account of the formative period she spent in Paris in the 1960s, it is at once a deeply personal autobiographical essay and a cultural history of uncommon depth, detail, and vividness.“

Weitere Informationen hier https://www.goethe.de/prj/gfo/en/kal/ver.cfm?event_id=22106863

  • The German Film Office is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films. Based in New York, we collaborate with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to US audiences.

SPK COMPLEX at German Documentary Showcase, NY

German Film Office* and Anthology Film Archives present the

German Documentary Showcase. (online February 17-March 2.2021)

The German Film Office and Anthology Film Archives present a series attesting to the rich body of non-fiction films that have been produced in Germany in recent years. By no means a definitive survey, the selection nevertheless illustrates the thematic diversity, aesthetic innovation, and passionate socio-political engagement of contemporary German documentary cinema.

Film Program:
Ulrike Ottinger, Paris Calligrammes (2020, 129 min.)
Carmen Losmann, Oeconomia (2020, 89 min.)
Amel Alzakout & Khaled Abdulwahed, Purple Sea (2020, 67 min.)
Clarissa Thieme, Was bleibt | Šta ostaje | What remains / Re-visited (2020, 70 min.)
Karim Aïnouz, Central Airport THF (2018, 100 min.)
Karen Winther, Exit: Leaving Extremism Behind (2018, 85 min.)
Gerd Kroske, SPK Complex (2018, 111 min.)
Sergei Loznitsa, Victory Day (2018, 94 min.)

Info here https://www.goethe.de/prj/gfo/de/kal/ver.cfm?event_id=22106863&

The series will be streaming from February 17-March 2, with many of the films available to watch free-of-charge! online-Anmeldung here  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/german-documentary-showcase-tickets-139692368635

„The selection demonstrates a wide range of documentary techniques – from the relatively straightforward but historically and culturally revelatory approach of Gerd Kroske’s SPK Complex,which deploys interviews and archival materials to uncover a little-known dimension of postwar German politics, or Karen Winther’s Exit, which delves into the experiences of former right-wing extremists struggling to free themselves from these ideologies, to the more observational style of Karim Aïnouz’s Central Airport THF (a portrait of the transformation of Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport into a temporary facility for Middle Eastern refugees) and Sergei Loznitsa’s Victory Day (which documents the celebration of the Soviet victory over the Nazis that takes place each year at Berlin’s Treptower Park Soviet War Memorial). Clarissa Thieme’s Was bleibt | Šta ostaje | What remains / Re-visited takes a more experimental form, visiting the sites of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, displaying blow-ups of frames from Thieme’s earlier, 2010 film made in the same locations, and inviting interactions with passersby.
We’re particularly pleased to present three brand-new films in the series. Carmen Losmann’s Oeconomia represents a breathtakingly ambitious and vitally important attempt to understand and visualize the nearly impenetrable workings of the shadowy capitalist financial system that dominates the global economy in the 21st century. Purple Sea, by Amel Alzakout and Khaled Abdulwahed, is a formally rigorous yet emotionally expansive first-person account of a 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Turkey that resulted in the death of dozens of Middle-Eastern migrants. And Paris Caligrammes – which we’ll be showcasing for a special three-day online sneak preview – is the remarkable new film by the great Ulrike Ottinger (Freak Orlando; Madame X: An Absolute Ruler; Joan of Arc of Mongolia). An account of the formative period she spent in Paris in the 1960s, it is at once a deeply personal autobiographical essay and a cultural history of uncommon depth, detail, and vividness.“

Information about the Documentarys here https://www.goethe.de/prj/gfo/en/kal/ver.cfm?event_id=22106863

  • The German Film Office is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films. Based in New York, we collaborate with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to US audiences.

„SPK KOMPLEX“ im Stream von SALZGEBER-Club

zeigt SPK KOMPLEX ab 4. Februar 2021 im Stream. (Kauf+ Ausleihe)

1970 gründete der Arzt Wolfgang Huber in Heidelberg das „Sozialistische Patientenkollektiv“, kurz SPK. Die Gruppe kritisierte die damalige Behandlung von psychisch Kranken als „Verwahr-Psychiatrie“ und verknüpfte innovative Therapiemethoden mit politischen Forderungen. Doch dann wurden Gerüchte über latente Verbindungen zwischen dem SPK und der RAF laut. Was daran stimmte, dass erzählt der Film.
Ab 4. Februar  gibt es Gerd Kroskes vielschichtiges Porträt als Stream. (Ausleihe+ Kauf)
hier gehts zum  Stream: „SPK Komplex“ im Salzgeber Club.

TV Premiere, April 26. 2020 rbb-television

Sunday, 04.26.2020
22:45 – 00:35 pm at rbb Fernsehen

„SPK Complex“ a  film by Gerd Kroske | rbb Fernsehen

In 1970, Dr. Wolfgang Huber and a group of patients founded the anti-psychiatric “Socialist Patient’s Collective” in Heidelberg. Controversial therapy methods, political demands, and a massive interest in the movement from patients deeply distrustful of conventional “custodial psychiatry,” led to run-ins with the University of Heidelberg and local authorities. The conflict quickly escalated and resulted in the radicalization of the SPK. Their experiment in group therapy ultimately ended in arrests, prison, and the revocation of Huber’s license to practice medicine.

From a historical perspective, the SPK court cases seem to anticipate the Stammheim trials, with the exclusion of defense attorneys, the total non-compliance of the defendants, and harsh penalties for both Huber and his wife. The severity of the sentences handed down appears hardly proportional to the actual deeds of the accused. The allegation of having supported the RAF, and thus of being complicit in their terrorism, still clings to the SPK and overlies what the movement was originally about: the rights of psychiatric patients, resistance, and self-empowerment—issues that are still relevant today.

SPK COMPLEX focuses on the untold story of events before the “German Autumn” and their consequences up to the present day. A story of insanity, public perception, and (un)avoidable violence.