EVENT: Movie Night – Douglas Sirk’s “La Habanera”
We know you all love a good movie night so, it’s time for the second film in our new movie series – ‘Germany in the 20th Century through the films of Germany’s greatest directors.’ We’ll be screening Douglas Sirk’s “La Habanera” with an introduction by Dr. Faye Stewart.
La Habanera is a 1937 German melodramatic feature film directed by Detlev Sierck (later Douglas Sirk). Zarah Leander is the main star in the lead role of Astrée Sternhjelm.
The film will be introduced by Dr. Faye Stewart, Assistant Professor for Modern and Classical Languages. She concentrates on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German and Austrian Literature, Film, and Popular Culture; Gender and Sexuality Studies.
A question and answer session with Dr. Stewart will follow the film.
A little bit about the film:
Astrée Sternhjelm is visiting Puerto Rico and is enchanted by the island. The day before leaving she meets the wealthy Don and is infatuated by him. Just before the ship takes off, she hears the song “La Habanera” sung by some natives at the quay. The song strikes a chord in her heart, and without hesitating she leaves the boat to find Don Pedro. After some weeks they get married. Ten years later her paradise has turned into hell…
This time we’re doing things a little different and holding a welcome reception where you can grab a drink and a snack before the film starts, because, as we all know, a movie night isn’t a movie night without drinks and snacks!
Here’s what you need to know:
When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: Doors open 6:30pm for welcome reception, event starts at 7:00pm
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Auditorium
Ready to reserve your spot? Make sure you click on the link below to register!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Posted on June 16, 2015, in What's Going On? and tagged Atlanta, Detlev Sierck, Douglas Sirk, German, Germany, Goethe, Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, La Habanera, Movie Night. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.