Edgar Georg Ulmer (1904 – 1972) was an Austrian-American film director. He is best remembered for the movies The Black Cat (1934) and Detour (1945).

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    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011


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    Members: $7
    Non-members: $10

Long overshadowed by the more celebrated careers of fellow Austrian- and German-born Jewish émigré filmmakers, Edgar G. Ulmer’s work is now finally receiving a new wave of critical appreciation more than four decades after his death. This event marks the publication of Noah Isenberg’s new biography – Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins – and serves as the culmination of two weekends of film screenings organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The roundtable discussion features Arianné Ulmer Cipes, the director’s daughter and head of the Edgar G. Ulmer Preservation Corp., Viennese film critic Stefan Grissemann, and New School Professor and author Noah Isenberg.

Co-presented with CJH, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Austrian Cultural Forum NYC, Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation, and Eugene Lang College – The New School for Liberal Arts