Displaced Person (1981) by Dan Eisenberg

Thursday, September 29, 1988, 8:00 pm

Of History and Identity: The Films of Dan Eisenberg

Filmmaker in Person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Boston filmmaker Dan Eisenberg will make his first Cinematheque appearance presenting two films from 1981, Breaking Apples (Jacob’s Ladder) and Displaced Person, a condensed essay on the relationship of documentary images to history and language. His new film Cooperation of Parts (1987) “is a journey through the landscapes of France, Germany and Poland; through the lagers of Dachau and Auschwitz;; and also a journey through the language and possibilities of film. Image, title, music, and spoken commentary work independently of each other, formally duplicating an active process of thinking, seeing, and judgment;  and through this accumulation the process of identity.”—D.E. Cooperation will be screened this fall at the Mannheim Festival at Arsenal in Berlin, and in New York at MOMA.