EVENT: Lunchtime Movies at Goethe!

This Sunday (November 9th) marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and obviously, we thought we should commemorate this! So, with the help of our friends at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta, we’re screening a couple of lunchtime movies.

So, if you find yourself at a lose end and feel like watching a German film (with English subtitles) then head on down to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta!

Here’s what you need to know:

,,Bis an die Grenze

BisAnDerGrenze

German w/ English subtitles; 95 min

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014; 12pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12pm

Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Auditorium

Admission: Complimentary

 

What’s it about?
Sunday August 13th, 1961:
In the early morning of that fateful day, the pavement in the middle of a street in Berlin was torn up. West Berliners were stunned to find themselves on one side of the border with East Berliners on the other side. The entire city was paralyzed in shock. Many citizens took cameras from their homes and recorded the events as they unfolded.

,,Zug in die Freiheit

ZugFreiheit

German w/English subtitles; 90 min.

When: Friday, November 14, 2014, 12pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1pm

Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Auditorium

Admission: Complimentary

 

What’s it about?
Prague 1989, September 30th:
The West German Embassy in Prague suddenly becomes the center of world politics. For weeks, refugees from East Germany have been streaming onto the premises of the Palais Lobkwitz and have camped out in the surrounding streets. Wrapped in blankets and living in tents, men and women, young and old and whole families are waiting for the politicians to act. A few belongings, memories of their past and dreams of a better life in the West is all they bring along.

And these aren’t the only events we’re holding to commemorate the falling of the wall, we’ll also have a reception and eyewitness account of life in both Germanies from author Thomas Raufeisen. Stay tuned for a blog post all about it next week!

So come along and spend your lunchtime at the Goethe!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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