Conversations in IR: German-American Relationships since the Fall of the Berlin Wall @ 225B Eggers Hall
Nov 3 @ 12:45 pm

Jakob von Wagner, Counselor for Cultural Affairs for the German Consulate General in New York, discusses the evolving relationship between the Germany and the United States.

Film Screening: Sonnenallee @ 421 Hall of Languages
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm

Directed by Leander Haußmann
In German, no subtitles

Micha, the film’s hero, is seventeen and in love with the prettiest girl in his High School. Like anybody else, he wants to be close to her. His adventures are set in motion while Micha and his friends do what teenagers do: together they hang out, dream about the future, and listen to the Rolling Stones, at the same time defying their parents, school teachers and the police. The cult film about coming-of-age in Seventies in the GDR.

Film Screening: Der Mann auf der Mauer @ 209 HBC Hall
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm

Directed by Reinhard Hauff
In German, no subtitles

Kabe’s apartment faces the Berlin Wall, which is just the most visible confinement in his life in the East. He feels compelled to overcome the barriers surrounding him and tries to jump over the wall again and again. As a result, he is admitted to a mental institution and later to jail, until his life takes an unexpected turn. Filmed after the novel “Der Mauerspringer” (The Wall Jumper) by Peter Schneider.