Over the course of his career, German documentary filmmaker and essayist Harun Farocki (1944-2014) created more than 100 bold, playful, and cerebral films, videos and installations. His astute and brilliant observations of the contradictions of German society, politics and economics, and how these national issues are situated in a global context, quickly distinguished him as a passionate and critical voice in world cinema.

The free film series “Inextinguishable Fire” will be presented by the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University from Feb. 9 to March 8 in partnership with the department of German at Northwestern and the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

The screenings will be presented at the Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Dr. on the Evanston campus. More information is available at the Block Museum website or 847-491-4000.