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. DEC. 9, 2015 – 7:00 PM

GDR/Poland, 1960, 95 min, Color –In German; English subtitles
Director: Kurt Maetzig

The first science-fiction film brought out in East Germany, The Silent Star is based on Stanislaw Lem’s mysterious novel, The Astronauts (1951). In it, an international expedition is sent to Venus to decipher a message found in the Gobi desert – and discovers it is a declaration of war on Earth.

This original and unedited version of the film is here available for the first time with English subtitles.