FILM/TV

Film Retrospective: Mapping Gray Zones on Dec. 7

December 4, 2018 Lucy 0

 The Harvard Film Archive’s series of films under the heading “Mapping Gray Zones: The Inexact Beauty of Early West German Cinema, 1949 – 1963” continues through December 7th, culminating with Franz Schömbs’ “The Birth of […]

CULTURE

Film Festival “…And the Winners Are…”

December 4, 2018 Lucy 0

 If you missed the Goethe-Institut’s film festival in Boston, there’s still a chance to see most of the films at the Portland Museum of Art. Films screen every other Thursday night, Dec. 6th – Feb. 28th. […]

CULTURE

SoCal: RE:HOME in San Francisco until Dec. 29

December 4, 2018 Lucy 0

 Re:home is a continuation of the conversation sparked by the Venice Biennale 2016 German Pavilion and exhibition “Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country”, developed by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM). The exhibition will explore how the concept of “Heimat” (Homeland) […]

FILM/TV

DC: German Cinema 101: Hannah Arendt on Dec. 10

December 4, 2018 Lucy 0

 Join the Film and Discussion with Hester Baer, Associate Professor and Head of Germanic Studies at the University of Maryland. Germany/Luxembourg/France/Israel, 2012, 113 min., Director: Margarethe von Trotta, Screenplay: Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta, Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Axel […]

FILM/TV

Film: Fritz Lang & German Expressionism

December 3, 2018 Lucy 0

Fritz Lang (1890–1976) is a towering figure in film history. His work stretches over five decades, from the Expressionist silent films of his initial German period, through his brief Paris sojourn and his work as […]

CULTURE

HIMMLISCHE KLÄNGE: ADVENTSINGEN UND SALZBURGER TURMBLASEN

November 21, 2018 Lucy 0

 Besinnlich geht es im Salzburger Adventsingen zu. Das traditionelle Salzburger Adventsingen im Großen Festspielhaus ist stets gut besucht. 36.000 Menschen aus 38 Ländern kommen jährlich, um den schönen Klängen zu lauschen. Das Salzburger Adventsingen ist sogar ein eigenes Genre, bei […]

TRADITIONS

Mit dem Gloecklerlauf die Boesen (Winter-) Geister Vertreiben

November 21, 2018 Lucy 0

Im Advent reicht das Salzburger Brauchtum von Krampus- und Perchtenläufen über das traditionelle Turmblasen bis hin zu den zahlreichen Salzburger Advenstingen. Einer der schönen Winterbräuche in Salzburg, die immer im Jänner stattfinden, ist der Glöcklerlauf. Dieser […]

BOOKS

NY: Book Tip – Uwe Johnson’s Anniversaries

November 16, 2018 Lucy 0

To celebrate the first complete English translation of Uwe Johnson’s magnum opus Anniversaries (New York Review Books, 2018) translator Damion Searlsjoins critics Renata Adler and Liesl Schillinger for a reading and discussion of this German postwar classic, examining both its significance a […]

EVENTS

SoCA: A Place in Berlin in LA on Nov. 16

November 16, 2018 Lucy 0

 Goethe Institut in Los Angeles invites you for a Film evening. Like a fossil, the Marx-Engels Forum, an ambitious East German monument project, occupies a central historical spot and desirable real estate in the middle […]