Monthly Film Series

MY GERMAN FRIEND (El amigo alemán)

WED. NOVEMBER 8, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Germany/ Argentina 2012, 100 min

Argentina, in the middle fifties. Sulamit is the daughter of German-Jewish refugees. Friedrich is the son of German-Nazis refugees. Both children are closely friends as times goes by between the fall of Peron's Government in 1955 and the years of prison, torture and death in Argentina since 1976 to 1983.


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SISSI: THE FATEFUL YEARS OF AN EMPRESS (Sissi-Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin)

WED. December 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Austria 1957, 109 min

Directed by: Ernst Marischka,  Cast: Romy Schneider, Karl Heinz Bohm, Magda Schneider,

The young Empress Sissi is staying at the Godolle Palace in Hungary with her little daughter and some court people. Here she can be herself, liberated from all the strict court rules in Austria. She spends her days with Count Andrassy, riding in the woods. At a ball in his castle he declares his love for her.


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KARL MARX CITY (Karl Marx City)

WED. JANUARY 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

USA/ Germany 2016, Documentary , 89 min - Language: German/ English

Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an elaborate fiction? As she looks for answers in the Stasi’s extensive archives, she pulls back the curtain of her own nostalgia and enters the parallel world of the security state, seeing her former life through the lens of the oppressor. Reconstructing everyday GDR life through declassified Stasi surveillance footage, the past plays like dystopian science fiction, providing a chilling backdrop to interrogate the apparatus of control and the meaning of truth in a society where every action and thought was suspect.


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AGNES (Agnes)

WED. February 7, 2018 - 7:00 PM  (this is the FIRST week in Feb.)

Germany 2016
105 min / In German, with English Subtitles
 

Director: Johannes Schmid

Cast: Odine Johne, Stephan Kampwirth, Sonja Baum, Walter Hess, Berit Karla Menze, Oliver Bürgin

The non-fiction author Walter falls for the physics student Agnes. He is fascinated by her extreme attitude towards life and her reserved appearance, which is quite the opposite of his quiet and regular life. When Agnes encourages him to follow his passion for writing fiction, he starts to work on a book, a portrait of how he sees her.


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