Edit Film Culture!

Festival, Exhibition, Film Series

In 1954 in New York City, two displaced persons from Lithuania, Adolfas and Jonas Mekas, founded a film magazine that would come to shape the discourse about the intersections among cinema, society and the arts in the United States and beyond. Between 1955 to 1996, Film Culture became a unique platform for exchanges between filmmakers and audiences, theory and practice, cinema and art. Attending to the European avant-garde, Soviet revolutionary cinema, auteurs in Europe and Hollywood, Film Culture featured an eclectic mix of interviews, manifestos, film analyses, poetry and photo essays.  

Over twenty years since the magazine ceased publication, silent green Film Feld Forschung returned to the story of the magazine to ask what it means to edit film culture today.

Edit Film Culture! is a project by silent green Film Feld Forschung gGmbH in cooperation with Jonas Mekas / Anthology Film Archives, Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., SAVVY Contemporary e.V., Harun Farocki Institut, Spector Books and Lithuanian Culture Institute.

Edit Film Culture!
Festival, Exhibition, Film Series
July 6-22, 2018

Curatorial Team
Christian Hiller,
Daniela Kinateder,
Stefanie Schulte Strathaus,
Marc Siegel,
Bettina Ellerkamp
und Jörg Heitmann

Project Coordination
Linda Winkler,
Ulrich Ziemons

Project Assistant
Mai Le

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
With kind support by ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre and Lithuanian Culture Institute.