Hitler's Hollywood


The Main 4 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 9:40 AM
The Main 4 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 2:10 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Apr 25, 2018 7:05 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Culture & Society
Release Year:2017
Runtime:105 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Director:Rüdiger Suchsland
Producer:Gunnar Dedio
Martina Haubrich
Cinematographer:Anne Bürger
Screenwriter:Rüdiger Suchsland
Editor:Ursula Pürrer
Composer:Lorenz Dangel
Michael Hartmann
Filmography:Calgari To Hitler (’12)


Nearly a thousand feature films came out of Third Reich cinema, produced between 1933-1945. As shown in Rüdiger Suchsland’s film Hitler’s Hollywood, the body of work included blockbusters, propaganda, and entertainment that did their best to mirror the Hollywood mystique. Armed with their own themes and celebrities, the films produced under the Third Reich made for a heavily censored yet influential period in German cinematic history. Suchsland takes us on an unfiltered journey through the history of this cinematic era, honing in on the underlying subliminal and overt messages of the films and their continued presence in the modern world.

Hitler’s Hollywood is both an eye-opening look at a period in cinematic and world history and an exploration of the many forms of propaganda. Through these films, we as the audience witness examples of agendas masquerading as entertainment, a theme not so far removed from cinema as a whole.

Director Biography

Based in Berlin, Rüdiger Suchsland’s diverse talents include not only filmmaking, but journalism, public speaking, teaching and cultural activism. He has spoken and written about film, film theory, philosophy and culture. He premiered as a documentary filmmaker with Calgari To Hitler (’12). Hitler’s Hollywood will be his third film.


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