Filmnacht / Movie Night

  • 7:00 p.m. / 19.00 UhrDonations: 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, 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. You can watch some recorded discussions weve had with filmakers here.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022, 7:00 p.m. PDT • Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies via ZOOM

Die Unbeugsamen | Unshakeable
2022 | Director: Torsten Körner •  RSVP by August 15, 2022

Die Unbeugsamen tells the story of female politicians in West Germany’s capital, Bonn, who literally had to fight for their participation in the democratic decision-making processes like real pioneers against men obsessed with success and drunk on office. Fearless, ambitious and with infinite patience, women have pursued their path and defied prejudice and sexual discrimination.

Politicians from then have their say today. Their memories are at once funny and bitter, absurd and at times frighteningly topical. Intertwined with partially unseen archive excerpts, the documentary filmmaker and journalist Torsten Körner has succeeded in creating an emotionally moving chronicle of West German politics from the 1950s to German unification. An insightful contemporary document that makes an unmistakable contribution to current discussions.

100 min. | Director Torsten Körner | 2022 Germany | German with English subtitles | Trailer in German only

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