Dorothy Ko to appear in Heinz Emigholz film, 'The Last City'

September 10, 2020

WEAI Professor Dorothy Ko acts in the film The Last City, directed by Heinz Emigholz. The film will be featured in the New York Film Festival, which runs from September 17 to October 11, 2020.

The film synopsis follows:

"Five distinct cities across the world become the backdrops for a series of spiraling tête-a-têtes in Heinz Emigholz’s ambitious and surprisingly funny film, which moves him ever further away from his documentary origins and into the realms of the uncanny. John Erdman and Jonathan Perel, who appeared in Emigholz’s magnum opus of psychoanalysis and architecture, Streetscapes [Dialogue], kick things off as an archaeologist and a weapons designer discussing war and depression in Israel’s industrial city Be’er Sheva. From there, Emigholz introduces an expansive roster of deadpan performers in dual roles (including Young Sun Han, Dorothy Ko, Susanne Sachsse), interacting in Athens, Berlin, Hong Kong, and São Paulo, and wrestling with issues such as war crimes, racism, family, religion, sex, and cosmology. As Erdman, Emigholz’s surrogate, says, it’s a film of 'social taboos, the paradoxical logic of dreams, an infinite round dance.'"

The Last City will screen virtually from October 1 at 8 PM ET through October 6 at 8 PM ET. See more details here.

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