Film Screening: "Swiss Rebel. Annemarie Schwarzenbach 1908-1942"
by Carole Bonstein (Switzerland / France, September 2000)
French with English subtitles (56 min.)
Part of the Fall 2018 Annemarie Schwarzenbach Film Series (http://mfll.utk.edu/connections/film.php).
This first-ever documentary about Annemarie Schwarzenbach is the portrait of a woman from one of the biggest fortunes of Zurich—a family with open inclinations towards the Nazi order. A writer, journalist, and photographer, Schwarzenbach traveled the world denouncing European fascism and the exploitation of American workers.
A complex woman, she lead an unending quest for identity, struggled with drug addiction, and lived a bohemian life in Berlin in the twenties and thirties. Filmmaker Carole Bonstein reveals the fascinating story of a lesbian political radical, a romantic deceiver, and an adverturer who rejected her prescribed role in life. A model of courage? An eternally uprooted woman? Who was Annemarie Schwarzenbach? A Swiss Rebel looks at these questions and more.
Summary quoted from Frameline.
- Special Prize for Outstanding Historical Research, Union Swiss Bank Jury Soleur Film Festival, Switzerland
- Best Documentary, Bologna International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Best Documentary, Milano International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Audience Award, Best Documentary, Women’s Film Festival of Torino
- Zainetto d’Oro, Women’s Film Festival of Torino
- Best Documentary, Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversities
This film screening is part of the interdisciplinary, multi-media project "Mapping 'Knoxville' Across Time, Media, and Cultures: Tracing Unexplored Connections Between the Work of Cormac McCarthy, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Buddy and the Huddle" (http://mfll.utk.edu/connections/index.php). Co-sponsors and supporters are listed here: http://mfll.utk.edu/connections/sponsors.php.
Thursday, October 11 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Hodges Library, Lindsey Young Auditorium (1st floor) 1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN