EVENT: Movie Night – Fritz Lang’s “M”
Have you missed our movie nights as much as we have? It’s time to get another date in your calendar and head on down to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta to watch a classic film – Fritz Lang’s “M,” with a film introduction by Dr. Jan Uelzmann from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
“M” is a 1931 German drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre. One of the first sound films in Germany, Lang considered it his finest work and we thought it would be something you would love to see!
A little about the film:
In Germany, Hans Beckert is an unknown killer of girls. He whistles Edvard Grieg’s ‘In The Hall of the Mountain King,’ from ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite 1 Op. 46 while attracting the little girls for death. The police force pressed by the Minister gives its best effort trying unsuccessfully to arrest the serial killer. The organized crime has great losses due to the intense search and siege of the police and decides to chase the murderer, with the support of the beggars association. They catch Hans and briefly judge him.
A little about the speaker:
Dr. Jan Uelzmann is Assistant Professor or German in the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Germanic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Dr. Uelzmann teaches courses on all aspects of German studies, with a particular emphasis on contemporary culture, literature and media. He combines approaches from cultural history, film studies and literary studies to explore questions related to the Adenauer (Cold War) period and Weimar modernism. His current research focuses on newsreel special features as government-commissioned propaganda in the emerging democratic West German media system of the 1950s.
Ready to sign up? Here’s what you need to know:
When: Friday, May 29, 2015
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
We look forward to seeing you there!