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Castro TheatreSun, Jul 21, 2013 6:00 PM
Accompanied by Günter Buchwald
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Germany, 1927, Director Friedrich Zelnik

Paul Wegener, Valeska Stock, Hermann Picha, Hertha von Walther, Camilla von Hollay Intertitles designed and hand drawn by George Grosz

General $15 / Member $13

Based on the 1892 play by Gerhart Hauptman dramatizing a Silesian cotton weavers uprising of 1844, The Weavers was once known as the German Potemkin. Its makers downplayed its radical message, but The Weavers resonated with viewers in 1927 whose social reality reflected a chasm between rich and poor. George Grosz’s sardonic, beautifully drawn intertitle art has been restored to this riveting film. (TRT: 97 mins.)