Zwiebelfische (a German term for typographical misprints) is a film essay about Jimmy Ernst (1920–1984), son of the surrealist Max Ernst and art historian Lou Straus. It is mainly set in the old Augustin foreign language printing plant, located in the town of Glückstadt an der Elbe, where Jimmy began his apprenticeship as a typesetter in 1935. Three years later, he fled to the USA to escape the Nazis.
This documentary is part of a winter film series presented in association with the Geothe-Institut New Zealand.
Directed by Christian Bau, Germany 2009. 60 mins
- Auditorium, lower ground level