Dear friends of the Goethe-Institut,
we hope you're as excited as we are about all the happenings in Toronto over the next couple of weeks: what with Hot Docs kicking off last night, Digifest happening this weekend and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival throughout May, there sure is plenty to do and experience.
If you have been at the Goethe-Institut lately, you will no doubt have seen Berlin documentary filmmaker's Philip Scheffner's “slow cinema” film "Havarie", currently on view at the Goethe Media Space. Join us May 3rd for a special Culture talks @ Goethe with Berlinale Forum director Christoph Terhechte, who will introduce and contextualize the work's Toronto premiere at the Institut. Head over to our German Film @ Canada blog for more on "Havarie" and other doc stories, including your chance to win a pair of Hot Docs screening vouchers!
Iconoclast, enfant terrible and agent provocateur Christoph Schlingensief will be the focus of our upcoming GOETHE FILMS series "Christoph Schlingensief: Approach Those You Fear", starting May 10th. If you are a fan of subversive, satirical filmmaking with a strong flavour of social commentary and political activism, you are in for a rare treat. Be quick and email us by May 7th (details on our blog), you could be the lucky winner of a pair of tickets to the Schlingensief screening of your choice!
See you at our events!