EVENT: Movie and a Cocktail – Heiner Carow’s “The Legend of Paul and Paula”

Our movie series, ‘Germany in the 20th Century through the films of Germany’s greatest directors’ is well underway and it’s time for another film! Join us and enjoy a cocktail as we screen “The Legend of Paul and Paula,” directed by Heiner Carow with an introduction by Dr. Jan Uelzmann, Assistant Professor of German in the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology.


Start the evening with our featured cocktail – “Pfirsichbowle,” a peach and white wine punch, before settling down to watch the film.

The film will be introduced by Dr. Jan Uelzmann, Assistant Professor of German in the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology.

A question and answer session with Dr. Uelzmann will follow the film, along with a reception.

A little about the film:

The movie “The legend of Paul and Paula” is one of the most successful movies of the GDR and was released in 1973. Heiner Carow was the director and Ulrich Plenzdorf wrote the script.

The central plot of the movie deals with two people, both being exhausted of life. On the one hand, there is Paul, living in an unhappy marriage and, on the other hand, there is Paula, a single mother of two children. The both of them happen to meet each other one night in a bar. This meeting wakens passion in both of them.

Carow, the director, attended director-classes in a film studio for young moviemakers. In the beginning he shot movies for young adults, from 1982 to 1991 he was vice-president of arts of the GDR and in the following he was mainly engaged in TV productions and published a few more famous movies.

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: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm for a welcome reception, program starts at 7:00pm
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Admission: Complimentary, suggested donation of $5 for a cocktail

The film will be screened in German with English subtitles.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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