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Dec 22, 2006:
The special Berlinale series Magnum in Motion: guests and programme

Several well-known Magnum photographers will be present when the Berlinale screens 33 films by and about the agency’s great photo reporters during this year’s special series Magnum in Motion. The programme will include documentaries, portraits and short films from around the globe. With Magnum in Motion, the Berlin International Film Festival is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the legendary agency and photographers’ cooperative.

“Characteristic for the works of Magnum is their critical take on the great events of our times”, says Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick. “Yet the stylistic devices and idioms of the photographers vary greatly and are extremely personal.”

The following photographers and filmmakers are expected to attend: René Burri, Raymond Depardon, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Jean Gaumy, Bruce Gilden, Philip Jones Griffiths, Thomas Hoepker, David Hurn, Susan Meiselas, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock and Donovan Wylie as well as Stuart Franklin, President of Magnum Photos. After the screenings they will comment on their works and answer questions from the audience.

The film series will be accompanied by a booklet which will be published in English. In addition to filmographic information, it will include an essay by photo historian Gerry Badger, and a special DVD with five topical photo essays by Jonas Bendiksen, Elliott Erwitt, Paul Fusco Alec Soth and a group project. After premiering at the Berlinale, Magnum in Motion will go on tour. To start with the series will be shown at film festivals in Guadalajara, New York and Thessaloniki.

The Berlin gallery Camera Work will also be presenting the exhibition Magnum Photos@Camera Work, Berlin 1946 – 2006 from February 9 – 24, 2007. On display will be some 50 photos of Berlin, all taken by Magnum photographers.

Parallel to the Magnum in Motion special programme, the Fondation Cartier will show works by Magnum photographer Raymond Depardon at the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin. In addition to 300 photos, visitors will be able to see his cinematic installation VILLES CITIES STÄDTE – Film and Photography from February 11 to April 1, 2007.

The programme of the Magnum in Motion series will include the following films:

Portraits of the photographers and Magnum Photo:

Cambodian Odyssey by Richard Trayler Smith about Philip Jones Griffiths, UK, 1996

Copyright by Inge Morath by Sabine Eckhard, Germany, 1991

Dying For Publicity by Chris Steel-Perkins, UK, 1993

Eve And Marilyn by Rosemary Bown-Jones about Eve Arnold, UK, 1987

Les Années Déclic (The Declic Years) by Raymond Depardon, France, 1985

Misery Loves Company by Gideon Gold about Bruce Gilden, USA, 2006 (world premiere)

Robert Capa – In Love And War by Anne Makepeace, USA, 2002

Magnum Photos – Ein Mythos ändert sich by Reiner Holzemer, Germany, 2001

The Magnum Story I – Decisive Moments by Patricia Wheatley and Rosemary Bowen-Jones, UK, 1989

The Magnum Story II – The Savage Years by Patricia Wheatley and Rosemary Bowen-Jones, UK, 1989

The Magnum Story III – Close To The Edge by Patricia Wheatley and Rosemary Bowen-Jones, UK, 1989

Watch The Birdie by Ken Russell about David Hurn, UK, 1963

Documentaries, short films and other formats:

A Peruvian Equation by Gilles Peress, USA, 1992

Beauty Knows No Pain by Elliott Erwitt, USA, 1971

Behind The Veil by Eve Arnold, UK, 1969

El Otro Lado/The Other Side by Alex Webb, USA, 1992

Getting Out by Eli Reed, USA, 1992

Jab Jab by Bruce Davidson, USA, 1992

La Boucane (The Smoking House) by Jean Gaumy, France, 1984

Le Retour (The Return) by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Lieutnant Richard Banks, USA, 1945

L’Espagne Vivra (Spain Will Live) by Henri Cartier-Bresson, France, 1938

Letting Go by Paul Fusco, USA, 1992

On The Rowanlea Trawler by Jean Gaumy, France, 1992

Pictures From A Revolution by Susan Meiselas, Alfred Guzetti and Richard Rogers, USA, 1991

Sous-Marin (Submarine) by Jean Gaumy, France, 2006

The Russian Prison by Gueorgui Pinkhassov, USA, 1992

The Train by Donovan Wylie, UK, 2001

Think Of England by Martin Parr, UK, 1999

Tod Im Maisfeld (Death In A Cornfield) by Thomas Hoepker, Germany, 1998

Two Faces Of China by René Burri, USA, 1968

Waiting For Madonna by Peter Marlow, USA, 1992

What Has Happened To The American Indians? by Martine Franck, France, 1970

Where Have You Been, Jimmy Dean? by Dennis Stock, France/USA, 1991

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December 22, 2006