Two screenings at 4pm and 7:30 pm.
Vorspiel (Ready for Life, Peter Kahane, 1987; 90 min.)
Bittersweet comedy drama, set in East Germany in the 1980s. Tom, a shy 17-year-old, hangs out with his pals in a drab provincial town. When dashing Corinna and her father, museum director Dr. Lange, move into town from East Berlin, Tom enlists the help of all his friends to conquer the girl of his dreams. But he is in for a bunch of surprises. This film will be shown in German with English subtitles.
Screenings, with director Peter Kahane present for Q & A, are held in conjunction with, and with the generous support of, the U Mass DEFA Film Library's 2017 Artist-In-Residence Program.