Filmnacht / Movie Night

  • 7:00 p.m. / 19.00 UhrDonations: Members: $10 •  General Public: $15-20, no one turned away for lack of funds. (* PayPal fees *)

  • Normalerweise jeden vierten Samstag alle zwei Monate, Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies, Oakland. Seating limited. Usually, on the fourth Saturday every other month, were 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.

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June 26, 2021 •  7:00 p.m. • Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies via ZOOM

Landrauschen | Country Noise
2017 | Lisa Miller •  RSVP by June 18

Toni auf dem Fasching (© Johannes Müller)With a mixture of documentary recordings and working with amateur actors who speak in their own dialect, the authentic atmosphere of a real village is re-imagined in a fictional story and the deep identity conflicts in it are revealed. Instead of a detailed script for the dialogue, the actors were encouraged to play freely and leave room for their own improvisation.

The framework is a story in which traditional narrative patterns and characters of the peasant theater or the classic Heimatfilm can be found. These are subverted by a postmodern narrative style. In addition to the dialect, the organic, hand-held camera also serves as a stylistic device.

Landrauschen was created without public film funding with the help of a crowdfunding campaign on Startnext and local sponsors. The film won the Max Ophels Prize for Best Fiction Film, Best Screenplay, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

102 min. | Director Lisa Miller | 2017 | Germany | German with English subtitles


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