He was one of the first cultural organizers in the Neunkirchen region. More than five decades later, Karl Spich of Ternitz has shaped the local film and television scene and celebrated with great success with films like “Die Supernasen” or series like “Ein Schloss am Wörthersee”.
Over the course of three days, the municipality remembers and honors well-known film producer Carl Spich, who died last year at the age of 91. A bust in his honor will be unveiled posthumously on Friday 9 September at 5 pm in his “own” garden in front of the cinema. The movie legend has already won many awards from Ternitz in previous years. In 2001 he received Ternitz’s highest award, the “Golden Ring of Honor” and in 2011 his hometown honored his eldest son by renaming its own park.
Karl Spich has never forgotten his roots. As a recognized blind villager, he often visited his hometown. SPÖ Ternitz Mayor Rupert Dworak remembers the name Karl Spich intimately associated with Ternitz.
At the age of twenty, Spez successfully organized his first events with concerts and smaller readings at his parents’ hostel (later the Reisenbauer inn in Dunkelstein), where he was able to employ Paul Hörbiger and Hans Moser, among others. Also legendary are the four Jedermann shows that took place on August 25 and 26 and September 1 and 2, 1951 in Petersberg.
Following the unveiling of the statue, the documentary “Everyone Loves Carl Spich” will be shown at the Ternitz City Cinema. Marking the 50th anniversary, the documentary describes the success story of Carl Spez and Lisa Film. Pictures of Ternitz can also be found in the documentation. As part of a retrospective of Professor Carl Spez, some of the most famous films of the past 55 years and documentaries written and about by Carl Spez will be shown at Stadtkino from 9-11 September. A special show in the Stadtkino lobby about Karl Spiehs and his film work completes the programme.
Admission to all movie shows is free. Each retrospective check comes with free popcorn and one drink per person.
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