We’re back after Easter with a new film screening. This time Laurence Carr (Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, University of Leeds) will present People on Sunday (Germany, 1930) – a collaboration between future star filmmakers Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Billy Wilder and Fred Zinneman. The screening will take place at 5:00-8:00 pm, on Wednesday the 25th of April, at Botany House, University of Leeds (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace, LS2 9JS).
People on Sunday is an effervescent, sunlit silent film about a handful of city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing. Following the lives of this group of residents, the film offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. For its unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, People on Sunday was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world.
– taken from The Criterion Collection website