Berlin, Mon Amour
Audio CD/1 disc
English or German
Run Time: 50 minutes
Suggested Retail: $15.95
Berlin, mon amour, Adrienne Haan‘s new CD, is a tribute to 1920s Germany. It contains sixteen songs, mostly by Bert Brecht, Kurt Weill and Friedrich Holländer, among them many classics like Lola, Lola and Falling in Love Again. The album is arranged by Heinz Walter Florin for big band. The renowned Westdeutsches Radio Orchestra accompanies Haan, conveying a Broadway feeling that makes the soul swing. The CD is available in English and in German.
Adrienne Catherine Haan already knew in kindergarten that she would end up in show business. Born in Germany, moved to New York City in 1997 where graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She was cast in American and European musical productions, among them Grizabella in Cats, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and Queen Elisabeth in King Richard III at the Producer’s Club in New York. She also had three solo shows in New York: From Berlin to Broadway, The Streets of Berlin, and Berlin, Mon Amour.
The Path to Nuclear Fission
Rosemarie Reed Productions Inc
Narrator: Linda Hunt
Language: English/German (subtitled), Discs: 1
Run Time: 56:47
Suggested Retail: $19.95
The Path to Nuclear Fission is about a brilliant Jewish woman, Lise Meitner, whose inventions led to the atomic bomb—to her own horror. In 1907, Meitner came to Berlin as a shy student from Vienna, where she met the worldly Otto Hahn. They made history when they discovered nuclear fission. Hahn helped Meitner to flee the Nazis to Sweden, but he didn’t credit her contribution when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945. This film IS narrated by Linda Hunt, an Academy Award-winning actress best known from The Practice. It tells Meitner’s story for the first time.
Rosemarie Reed is an award-winning producer of documentary films, and she travels the world. But the two places she calls home are New York and Berlin, Most of her work portrays women in science, politics, history and the arts, to document their achievements, plights, and legacies.
The Red Orchestra
When 6 is 9 Productions and Hybrid Films Inc./ Format: NTSC Language:
Discs: 1 / Run Time: 81:00
Suggested Retail: $24.95
The Red Orchestra is a documentary about a Berlin-based resistance group that fought against the Third Reich inside Germany. The Gestapo labeled The Red Orchestra Communists and traitors for their efforts to fight Hitler, and so did the Allied Secret Services. But they held a variety of political and religious beliefs. Only recently have historians recognized them as one of the largest and most important resistance groups. This documentary, made by Stefan Roloff, the son of Helmut Roloff, one of the survivors, tells their story for the first time to an American audience, using a pioneering animation technique and powerful original footage
Stefan Roloff, the Berlin-born artist and filmmaker has worked in Brooklyn, New York since 1982. He has directed this movie, his second documentary, and produced it with Daniel Elias and David Houts. The Red Orchestra is also a profile of his late father, Helmut Roloff, a resistance fighter against the Nazis in Berlin, where his family still lives. Roloff is also known for his digital art installations.