Before we restart the German Film Series at the Coolidge with in-person screenings in September, we are bringing back some of the most successful recent German films to enjoy free of charge on our new Goethe on Demand streaming platform. During the month of August, each of the five films will be available for streaming for a whole week. All films come with English subtitles. Online, August 2 - September 5.
A touching, funny, and uplifting glimpse into the childhood of Hape Kerkeling, one of Germany’s most treasured comedians. Raised in West Germany’s Ruhr region in the early 1970s, young Hans-Peter is the light of his large family. But when tragedy casts a shadow over the close-knit family, Hans-Peter only sharpens his talent for comedy – something that will one day make him the star he was meant to be. Online, August 2-8.
The Goethe-Institut and rbbKultur, a public radio broadcaster in Germany, are bringing you a new audio special straight from Berlin. In this artfully curated miniseries, the production team at rbbKultur recreates eight exemplary episodes of THE BIG PONDER — in German. Happy listening!
The Goethe-Institut presents Signs of Resistance, a series of 14 documentaries from four decades on civil society engagement, protest and emancipation movements, the culture of remembrance, migration, and environmental issues. Watch the entire film series free of charge on the Goethe-Institut’s streaming platform!
This transatlantic podcast explores abstract concepts and phenomena through personal radio essays. Every other week, one of our producers transforms a broad topic into a captivating story told from a US-German perspective.
On this Earth Day 2021, we are excited to release our Sustainability Statement which conveys our commitment to become more sustainable as an institution and build a sustainable world through cultural and educational programming in collaboration with our partners in New England. A first step, we look forward to sharing more soon.
Listen now! 55 Voices for Democracy, hosted by New York Times bestselling author Tom Zoellner, was launched by the Thomas Mann House and expanded into a full podcast series. It was inspired by the 55 BBC radio addresses Thomas Mann delivered from his home in California to thousands of listeners in Europe between 1940 and 1945, speaking out against fascism and becoming the most significant German defender of democracy in exile. Tom Zoellner and his co-hosts engage in vivid conversations with intellectuals, artists, and activists about the question of how to renew democracy today.