The American Sector (2020) with filmmaker Courtney Stephens

Thursday, Feb 10, 2022 7 – 10 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

The American Sector (2020) with filmmaker Courtney Stephens


Thursday, February 10, 7 PM, Auditorium, Free

Dozens of sections of the iconic wall that separated East and West Berlin from 1961 to 1989 are now scattered throughout the United States, at government buildings, college campuses, private collections, and roadside diners. For The American Sector, directors Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez spent 18 months traveling the country, filming these fragments and gathering impressions from the custodians, collectors, and tourists they encountered. At once a landscape essay, history lesson, and collective psychological portrait of the post-Cold War United States, The American Sector asks troubling and timely questions about the shifting relationship between monuments and ideology.

The American Sector and film stills courtesy of Grasshopper Film

Co-director Courtney Stephens will appear in person for a post-film discussion.