Is film ideological? What is propaganda? How do mass media structure values and desires? Is there a politics of narration? These deeply contemporary questions will inform this interdisciplinary seminar in film history and theory and its interrogation of key works of expressionist, documentary, proletarian, avant-garde, queer, horror, and paranoid-thriller cinema from the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). Films and texts will be subject to socio-political, media-historical, and film theoretical analysis.