Lutz Dammbeck

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“The most comprehensive U.S. retrospective to date of the work of German filmmaker Lutz Dammbeck. Dammbeck is not entirely unknown on this side of the Atlantic thanks largely to his ambitious non-fiction film, THE NET – a profoundly thought-provoking exploration of the links between Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), modern communications networks, and late-20th-century thinkers such as Marshall McLuhan and Timothy Leary. But THE NET is only the tip of the iceberg of a body of work that is extraordinary both for the radically different modes it contains – morphing from East German animations to decades-spanning experimental collages to documentary explorations of hidden corners of 20th century history and culture – and for the ceaselessly probing, deeply interdisciplinary nature of Dammbeck’s sensibility.” —AFA