Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Jörg Buttgereit

Jörg Buttgereit, born in 1963 in Berlin, has been hailed as a Living Legend and Underground Icon by the international media. Celebrated by critics as a trash poet and punk surrealist, Jörg Buttgereit is the director and writer of numerous feature films and documentaries. From unforgettable early works like "Nekromantik" and "Monsterland" to "German Angst," he has also directed for the stage in Berlin, Dortmund, and Essen. Furthermore, he has produced fifteen radio plays for Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and his "Captain Berlin" superhero comic books are regularly published by Weissblech Comics. He also works as a journalist.

Talks at B3

Art, Morality and Film: Towards an Ethics of Film, Art, and Media. Can and Should Everything be Shown, and at Any Cost?

Ethics of film and the moving image: Can and should everything be shown?Since the beginnings of cinema, movies have possessed a special ability to reflect, manipulate, and reinvent reality. The moving images projected onto the screen are more than just entertainment. They are powerful tools that can be used to generate empathy, highlight social injustices, or convey a political message. But along with this power comes great responsibility. The question of what can be shown and what should be shown will always be of key importance to the entire film and moving image industry. Read more…