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Free film showings and party at DOK Leipzig

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Opening DOK Leipzig 2016. (Photo: Susann Jehnichen)
Opening DOK Leipzig 2016. (Photo: Susann Jehnichen)

For DOK Leipzig’s 60th edition, the organizers would like to invite “the whole city to dance with the winners.”

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Legends of the fall: DOK festival turns 60

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Cover shot - Entrance of the festival cinema Capitol in 1974. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H1116-0002-001 / Friedrich Gahlbeck.
Cover shot - Entrance of the festival cinema Capitol in 1974. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H1116-0002-001 / Friedrich Gahlbeck.

Unannounced screenings after midnight? Films smuggled over the border in a suitcase? Hotel rooms bugged by the Stasi? Legends about the Leipzig film festival abound.

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Backstage with DOK Spotters

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Public domain photo, Pixabay.
Public domain photo, Pixabay.

Two students from Leipzig sat down with me and gave me a glimpse into what it’s like to navigate the international film circuit still in their teens.

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DOK Preview: 5 countries, 5 powerful women

in Movies/Reviews/Society

This is probably the closest we’ll ever get to these people’s daily lives.

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DOK Preview: “My Life as a Zucchini”

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"Ma Vie de Courgette" movie poster.
"Ma Vie de Courgette" movie poster.

He makes cities out of his mother’s discarded beer cans. He makes a happy kite out of his father’s abandonment.

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DOK Preview: discover DEFA and GDR films

in History/Movies
Vintage camera. (Photo: public domain)
Vintage camera. (Photo: public domain)

The history of the film studio mirrors that of Germany itself.

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