Life is a TV Show | Series marathon
SAT 21 / 05 / 2016
17:00 – 23:30
The Promised Land room | 1st floor
What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? And how does that change the way we think about relationships, friendship, love, intimacy, and sex? What are norms, rights, power, and conflict? Has TV taken over the role of the novel: a mirror that reflects, shapes, and inspires change in our social norms? Watch a subjective selection of the most interesting anthropological titles in the new wave of TV. Section hosted by translator and journalist Kaja Klimek.
17:00–18:00 “TOGETHERNESS” | Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 (HBO)
An HBO dramedy. We follow the tragic and comical exploits of two middle-aged couples. The protagonists try to reconcile everyday drudgery with maintaining their relationships and trying to follow their dreams. The series is the TV debut of renowned American indie directors Jay and Mark Duplass.
18:00–19:00 “LOOKING” | Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 (HBO)
This HBO series follows the lives of three gay men: Patrick, Augustin and Dom. They all live in San Francisco and their everyday dilemmas and problems offer us a glimpse into the lives of modern homosexual men. How universal will the experiences of an aspiring artist, a video game designer, and a nearly 40-year-old waiter turn out to be?
19:00–20:00 “GIRLS” | Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 (HBO)
A cult series following the highs and lows of twentysomething New York girls who try to chart their paths through adult life. The rug is pulled from under Hannah’s feet when her parents cut her off financially. Will this lack of support spell the end of her dreams to publish her novel and live the exciting life of a big city writer? Hannah’s friends are also facing important life choices.
20:15–21:15 “THE HONOURABLE WOMAN” | Season 1 Episode 1 (BBC)
A British-American coproduction. As a child, the main character, Nessie Stein, witnessed the death of her father at the hands of members of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Many years later, as a 40-yearold businesswoman, she takes part in peace talks in the Middle East. When she becomes involved in another murder, she realizes that someone is trying to destroy her at all cost.
21:30–22:30 “TOP OF THE LAKE” | Season 1 Episode 1 (BBC)
Pregnant 12-year-old Tui attempts to commit suicide in the freezing waters of a lake. Though she is rescued, she soon disappears. To solve her case, detective Robin Griffin is forced to dig into the dark underbelly of the tiny New Zealand town Laketop.