Speer Goes to Hollywood 8 Oct. 19:00 & 9 Oct. 21:30 - AFFR
4–8 Oct 2023
film • stad • architectuur

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In a world turned upside down, facing enormous challenges and contending with one new reality after another, AFFR 2022 will focus on the need to press pause. Or, in cinematic terms, to freeze the frame.

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Marieke Berkers is to take up the position of interim director of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. On 1 January 2023, she will succeed Joep Mol, who is taking leave as director after twelve years of involvement with the festival.
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Speer Goes to Hollywood
8 Oct. 19:00 & 9 Oct. 21:30

Rare archival footage and a wonderful story make Speer Goes to Hollywood just as fascinating and dubious as the Nazi architect himself.

Speer Goes to Hollywood <br> 8 Oct. 19:00 & 9 Oct. 21:30

Albert Speer was one of Hitler’s closest confidants and his chief architect, tasked with the reconstruction of Berlin as the capital of a global empire. As Minister of Armaments, Speer was responsible for 12 million forced labourers. Exactly how he escaped the death penalty in Nuremburg is still a mystery. In 1971 Speer worked on a bizarre plan to clear his name: a Hollywood film inspired by his memoirs. Speer Goes to Hollywood is based on the hundreds of audio cassettes that screenwriter Andrew Birkin recorded with Speer. Rare archival footage and a wonderful story make this film as fascinating and dubious as the Nazi architect himself.

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FRI 08 OCT 19:00 – LV ZAAL 1

SAT 09 OCT 21:30 – LV ZAAL 3

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film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023