German Department Events


Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Karbid und Sauerampfer

German Film Series: "Karbid und Sauerampfer"

Two screenings, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

"Carbide and Sorrell" (Frank Beyer, 1963; 85 min.)
Historical East German comedy: in the summer of 1945, Kalle Bluecher (Erwin Geschonneck) sets out to deliver several barrels of carbide to a factory in Dresden, dodging Soviet occupation officers, land mines, and love-crazed widows along the way.

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Labyrinth of Lies

German Film Series: "Im Labyrinth des Schweigens"

Two Screenings, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

"Labyrinth of Lies" (Giulio Ricciarelli, 2014; 122 min.)
Award-winning drama based on real events: in 1950’s West Germany, a young idealistic public prosecutor (Alexander Fehling) encounters resistance and obstructionism as he tries to bring perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice.

Screening co-sponsored by Amherst College Office of the Jewish Religious Advisor. Shown in conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Comedian Harmonists

German Film Series: "Comedian Harmonists"

Two screenings, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

"Comedian Harmonists" (Joseph Vilsmaier, 1997, 127 min.)
Set in the 1920s and 1930s, the true story of an a-capella singing group famous for catchy and witty tunes, whose sensational success was cut short by Hitler because some members of the troupe were Jewish.