In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.
WED. April 12, 2017 – 7:00 PM
High-powered entertainer Hape has reached a dead end in his life and decides to take a six-month sabbatical. Intrigued by the famed St. James’s Way, he embarks on a journey to Santiago de Compostela in search of … well, the meaning of life, but also of himself, and maybe even God… The path leads him on an arduous trek through a rough and mountainous terrain and to awe-inspiring locations in France and Spain. More importantly, the road to Santiago is also a gathering place for people from all over the world. Among his new acquaintances are Stella, a shy, quiet woman with a sorrowful secret, and Lena, a resolute young journalist. As he and his new friends finally reach the cathedral in Santiago, they now understand that even though the road has drained them of their strength, it has given them three times as much in return.
Based on the bestselling book (translated into twelve languages) which helped launch the modern-day pilgrimage craze, “I’m Off Then” is a thought-provoking journey into the heart of one who seeks – and finds more than he ever hoped for… Filled with the comedian’s self-deprecating sense of humor and shot at beautiful historic locations in France and Spain, the film stars Devid Striesow (“The Counterfeiters”, “Yella”, “3”) and Martina Gedeck (“The Lives of Others”, “The Baader Meinhof Complex”) in the lead roles.