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Film|Neu Short Film Program & Reception: Presented in Partnership with JxJ

Image: Short Films
Image: Short Films

Sunday, November 13, 2 pm
Cafritz Hall
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Metro: Dupont Circle (Red)

A reception at the Goethe-Institut Washington (1377 R St. NW, Ste. 300) will follow the short film program.

Because capacity is extremely limited, we request that all guests reserve a ticket via Eventbrite for a donation of $5 (all extra fees absorbed by organizer). The proceeds will be split between the Friends of the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC, and JxJ.

Ticket holders will be admitted to choose their seats on a first-come, first-served basis.


Films (103-minute program):

Brat, dir. Anna Roller. Fiction, Germany, 9'30
Young single-mom Mia struggles with the criticism and prejudice against her in the village. When she realises that her son is also suffering, she becomes a lioness.

Esther, dir. Ana Scheu Amigo. Documentary, Switzerland, 19'
Esther grew up on a remote farm in the mountains. Since her move to the city, many things have fundamentally changed for her. The place of her childhood, however, has remained the same. How can she stand by her values without distancing herself from her parents? A story about growing up, where feminism collides with Catholicism.

Obervogelgesang, dir. Ferdinand Ehrhardt & Elias Weinberger. Animation, Germany, 6'
Young Lovis is traveling home from the mountains. She is looking out of the train windows and drawing when she is approached by a tourist couple. In conversation with them, the teenager once again puts the problem of the strong right-wing extremist scene in her home state of Saxony into perspective.

VOTE!, dir. Lisa Hasenhuetl. Fiction, Austria, 20'
It was her voice that made him want to stay. Only first he has to win everyone's vote. Downvoted by the community the young man learns how to play by the rules of a bizarre jazz club, lobby to the top and all for love and glory. Yet can one persevere in society without losing one's soul?

X, dir. Mareike Wegener. Experimental, Germany, 29'
X is a cinematic ritual aimed at appeasing the ancestral spirits of the industrial workforce. The film is inspired by the lives of the filmmaker's father and grandfather, who also play the lead roles.

Film|Neu is a cooperation of the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, and the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States, with support from JxJ and DC Shorts. Film|Neu is generously funded by the Friends of the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC.