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, 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.

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June 27, 2020 •  7:00 p.m. • Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies

Evet, ich will! | Yes, I will!
Director Sinan Akkus | 2008

Evet, ich will is a refreshing Turkish–German comedy about four cross-cultural couples in Berlin. Everyone is challenged to grapple with political, cultural, and religious differences in the name of love.

  • One of the couples are Emrah and Tim. Emrah’s traditional Turkish family does not know that he is gay. His parents have already found a bride for him. Tim, who is German, makes it clear that their relationship is over if Emrah marries this woman…

  • Despite their fathers’ bitter resistance, Kurdish-German Coskun and Turkish-German Günay want to marry…

  • Turkish-German Özlem loves German, Dirk, whose parents never married and are against Dirk’s conversion to Islam…

  • Salih arrives from Turkey wanting to find and marry a German citizen so that he can stay in Germany…

    Serious issues of intercultural relationships are presented with humor as the film sensitively interweaves prejudices and realities.

(1h 30min, Director Sinan Akkus, German with English and Turkish subtitles) The trailer is only in German, but the film has English subtitles.