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 11, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Germany/ Austria 2012, 123 min

Directed by Detlev Buck

Cast: Florian David Fritz, Albrecht Abraham Schuch, Jérémy Kapone, Sunnyi Melles, Karl Markovics, Katharina Thalbach

Most human beings don’t know why they are on earth, they accept their destiny and try to survive.

Based on Daniel Kehlmann’s novel (a best-seller in Germany), Measuring the World chronicles the explorations of two iconic 19th-century figures, scientist Alexander von Humboldt and mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. Press materials describe this as “a visually stunning epic”; that’s probably no PR hype, given that the cinematographer here is the great Slawomir Idziak, who shot Kieslowski’s Blue and The Double Life of Veronique.