Public Screening #08: Emile de Antonio: In the King of Prussia, July 11, 2018, Arsenal
Issue 335/336 of Filmkritik in 1984 was supposed to be dedicated to Emile de Antonio. The layout for the texts, including a 40-page conversation between Antonio and Arno Luik, had already been completed, but there was no money left for printing; the magazine ceases to be published. As the HaFI’s contribution to the “Edit Film Culture!” project, the issue is now finally to appear 400 months late via Brinkmann & Bose, conceived by Jürgen Ebert. To accompany the publication, we are showing de Antonio’s IN THE KING OF PRUSSIA (1983) – “a film about the legal process against the “Plowshares Eight‘, eight members of the Christian peace movement in US, who hammered a nuclear warhead to pieces at a weapon’s factory.” (Ebert) The accused play themselves, while the police, jury, and court staff are played by actors, with Martin Sheen as judge Samuel Saulus II.
In the King of Prussia
Emile de Antonio, USA, 1983
35mm, OV/GeS, 92 min
Wednesday July 11, 2018, 6:00 pm
Arsenal Cinema 2
Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.
Potsdamer Strasse 2