Filmnacht / Movie Night

  • 7:30 p.m. / 19.30 UhrAdmission: Members: $10 •  General Public: $15-20, no one turned away for lack of funds.

  • Normalerweise jeden vierten Samstag alle zwei Monate, Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies, Oakland. Seating limited. Usually, on the fourth Saturday every other month, we're screening a German, or German-related, film. We are showing popular or little-known film gems (usually in German with English subtitles), followed by a moderated discussion.

  • Für Reservierung oder weitere Informationen, email Marion

May 25, 2019 •  7:30 p.m. • Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies
Filmnacht Donation

The Cakemaker | haOfeh miBerlin
2017 | Ofir Raul Graizer

In this astounding debut from Israeli writer-director Ofir Raul Graizer, a German pastry chef moves from Berlin to Jerusalem to bond with the widow and young son of his recently deceased boyfriend. The baker keeps his identity secret as he lands a job in the Israeli woman's kosher cafe, gets to know the family, and circumvents religious, cultural, linguistic, and sexual barriers to find common ground in grief. Graizer's exquisite restraint and sensitivity render each moment plausible, while natural performances…root the melodrama in genuine pathos. The only overpowering sweetness here is in the softly lit close-ups of mouthwatering desserts, courtesy of cinematographer Omri Aloni. (Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader)

(1 hr. 45 min. Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer. In German and Hebrew with English subtitles.)