Great Cinematic Art at DOK Leipzig
This year's special programmes are being finalized. We are now pleased to be able to present two outstanding guests who could not better embody Disobedience, the slogan of this year's festival. The Russian documentary filmmaker Marina Razbezhkina and the exceptional American artist Bill Morrison are coming to Leipzig. Both will be passing on what they know in Master Classes set to take place during festival week as well as presenting their film work to cinemagoers.
In Marina Razbezhkina DOK Leipzig welcomes a defiant filmmaker who stands out in the Russian film scene for her politically direct works and her radical oppositional stance. DOK Leipzig is also honoring Razbezhkina, who has founded a school for documentary film in Russia, with a hommage. In addition, she will be a juror in the Next Masters competition and design DOK Leipzig's exclusive trailer, just as the "Master" John Smith did in 2015.
Bill Morrison's work features a disobedient approach to analogue archive material. At DOK Leipzig, he will be presenting his monumental work Decasia, in which he has assembled analogue film clips that are in a state of disintegration. In this way Morrison demonstrates the resistance of the chemical material in the face of its own transience. Decasia will be shown as part of the Special Programme Disobedient Images.