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Exhibition: "Actors and Directors – Celebrity Portraits from the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival" - Photographs by Thomas Heinser

The exhibition can be seen at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge, from 9/28-10/22/2015. More...

Film: "Train of Freedom"

A documentary film screening as part of the "Overcoming Borders" film series. Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium. More...

Litquake Festival - Reading with Wolfgang Büscher

Wolfgang Büscher presents his book „A Spring in Jerusalem“ in context of the Litquake Literary Festival 2015. Friday, October 16, 6:30 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium. More...

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    2nd Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase   deutsch

    Sebastian Schipper's "Victoria" leads a sensational night of new German cinema at the Roxie on September 27, 2015.

    Blog: Little Golden America Revisited   deutschenglish

    Follow German author Felicitas Hoppe on her journey across America, as she retraces the steps of the Russian writer duo Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrow 80 years ago.

    Step into German   english

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