politics and contemporary history

100 Years After World War One

Various events
Wednesday, August 20 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Unless otherwise noted all events are held at he Goethe-Institut San Francisco.
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© Peter Eickmeyer2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One. With two exhibitions, seven film screenings, a panel discussion, a concert, a reading, and school events, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco dedicates a focus to WWI.

All events in the context of World War One are made possible by the generous support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

In collaboration with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in San Francisco.


© Bavaria FilmPoll
Aug. 20, 6:30pm, Chris Kraus. Germany, 2009/2010, 129 min.

© Peter EickmeyerNo Escape
Erich Maria Remarque’s Antiwar Novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” as a Graphic Novel.

Opening Reception: Aug. 21, 6:30pm.
With artists Peter Eickmeyer and Gaby von Borstel.
Exhibition: Aug. 22 – Sept. 12

© Peter EickmeyerPeter Eickmeyer and Gaby von Borstel Read from the Graphic Novel “All Quiet on the Western Front”
(Followed by the film "All Quiet on the Western Front".)
Reading: Aug. 27, 6:30pm.

© UniversalAll Quiet on the Western Front
Film: Aug. 27, 7:30pm, Lewis Milestone. USA, 1930, 136 min.


© Photo Copyright_DEFA-Stiftung Wolfgang EbertThe Woman and the Stranger
Sept. 3, 6:30pm, Rainer Simon. GDR, 1984/1985, 98 min.

© Sony Pictures ClassicThe White Ribbon
Sept. 10, 6:30pm, Michael Haneke. Germany, Austria, France, Italy, 2009, 144 min.

100 Years Later: What Effect Remains From WWI on the European-American Relationship?
Panel Discussion:
Sept. 16, 6pm-8pm.
At the University of California, Berkeley, 370, Dwinelle Hall, Level G.

© FilmakademieMajubs Journey
Sept. 17, 6:30pm, Eva Knopf. Germany, 2013, 45 min.

Copyright: Kris, Mael, Pendanx; Verlag FuturopolisNotre Mère la Guerre – Our Mother the War
Opening Reception: Sept. 18, 6:30pm
Incl. moderated artist talk with artists Maël and Kris.
Exhibition: Sept. 19 – Oct. 10

© LOOKSfilm/Tobias Fritzsch14 - Diaries of the Great War I – Parts 1 & 2
Sept. 24, 6:30pm, Jan Peter, various countries, 2014


© LOOKSfilm/Tobias Fritzsch14 - Diaries of the Great War I – Parts 3 & 4
Oct. 1, 6:30pm, Jan Peter, various countries, 2014

Arnold Schönberg by Egon SchieleArnold Schönberg’s Music
Oct. 9, 7 pm, at Salle Pianos, San Francisco

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