Free for Friends of Goethe Members
Admission is on a first come, first served basis.
Doors open at 6:30, Free parking in the building after 6:00 - bring your parking stub for validation.
People on Sunday (Menschen Am Sonntag)
Robert Siodmak, 1930, 80 min, b/w
This early collaborative effort of the talents of Robert Siodmak, Edgar Ulmer, Billy Wilder and Fred Zinnemann is a beautifully shot piece showing a Berlin that was soon to vanish for ever. There is no hint of the dark years to come, nor any signs of the debilitating effects of run-away inflation which marked the end of the Weimar Republic.
|The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles celebrates 40 years of Berlin – L.A. Sister-City Relations with this year-long program spanning from rarely seen silents to East- and West- German filmproductions to the cutting-edge films of the last Berlin Filmfestival. |
STARRING BERLIN presents key films, not only in a film-historic, but also film-aesthetic context.
Thrillers (M, Angels of Iron), comedies (One ,Two, Three, Run Lola Run), dramas (The Last Laugh, The Downfall) and the occasional documentary (Look at this city) make for a challenging, highly informative and entertaining year of films.
STARRING BERLIN invites the viewer to experience 100 years in the life of Berlin as seen in its films.
The first segment (January through April) covers the periods of post-World War I and Weimar Germany and ends with the first post-World War II film and German anti-war classic Die Mörder sind unter uns (The Murderers are among us).
Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en2018822.htm
Added by kiracle on January 25, 2007