SPECIAL SCREENING - Sunday, February 5, 2017, 7:00PM @ CINEMA21 BUY TICKETS
Director: Maria Schrader
Screenplay: Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg
Austria, Germany, France, 2016, 106 min. ,German, English, Spanish with English subtitles.
Starring: Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz, Matthias Brandt, Charly Hübner
Discussion with writer-director Maria Schrader following the screening.
Schrader’s film episodically tells the story of the Austrian Jewish writer Stefan Zweig and his life while in exile from 1936 to 1942.
Best known in the US for his novellas The Royal Game, and Letter from an Unknown Woman, that was later adapted into a film directed by Max Ophüls, starring Joan Fontaine.
Stefan Zweig (next to Thomas Mann) was the most-translated German-speaking writer of his time, but having been driven into emigration at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig falls into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall, which he had anticipated early on.
WED. FED. 8, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Directed by: Fatih Akin, Cast: Baki Davrak,Gürsoy Gemec, Cengiz Daner and Hanna Schygulla
Fatih Akin, the critically-acclaimed director of HEAD-ON, weaves overlapping tales of friendship and sexuality into a powerful narrative of universal love. Six characters are drawn together by circumstances-an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together.
WED. April 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Overweight, overworked, overwrought – celebrated TV star Hape realizes he can't go on this way. He takes a six-month sabbatical, and embarks on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the famed spiritual path of St. James' Way. He sets out in search of himself. A film about finding and seeking – amusing, moving and emotional.
Remembering Romy Schneider on the
35th anniversary of her death
WED. May 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Directed by: Ernst Marischka, Cast: Romy Schneider, Karl Heinz Bohm, Magda Schenider,
In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.
Remembering Rainer Werner Fassbinder on the 35th anniversary of his death.
WED. JUNE 7, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Germany, 1972 - 124 min., color
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the film explores the universal dynamics present in close human relationships (with Hannah Schygulla).
WED. July 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM
96 mins. German 2016
Director: Max Zähle
Cast: Lucas Gregorowicz, Frederick Lau, Anna Bederke, Lars Rudolph, Heiko Pinkowski, Jan-Gregor Kremp
Mirko Talhammer (Lucas Gregorowicz) is beside himself when two strangers show up at his posh insurance office to remind him where he really comes from: a provincial scrapyard, where careers are not what counts and other things are more important: scrapping things, the family, and every once in a while, a good old fist fight.