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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August 28, 2021, 7:00 p.m. PDT • Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies via ZOOM

Willkommen bei den Hartmanns | Welcome to Germany
2016 | Simon Verhoeven •  RSVP by August 20

A well-off Munich family offers boarding to a refugee. Diallo from Nigeria soon makes friends among the family members, but they are tested when they have to face racism, bureaucracy and terror suspicions because of him.

Welcome to Germany became 2016's most successful German film in theaters. The biting social satire deals with the solidarity crisis and social tensions by placing them in the microcosm of a quarreling family. The film makes an explicit reference to Angela Merkel’s decision in 2015 to welcome large numbers of refugees into Germany. The husband at one point says: “It’s enough for Frau Merkel to invite the entire third world into our country – we’re not going to do the same in our home as well.” The film won numerous awards in Germany and was nominated for Best Comedy at the European Film Awards.

116 min. | Director Simon Verhoeven | 2016 | Germany | German with English subtitles

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