This German film about the longing of exiled bodies will screen at DCIFF on February 18. A Q&A with director Alisa Berger will follow.
The Goethe Book Club will discuss Robert Seethaler's novel The Tobacconist (2016) on February 26. The discussion will be led by local German professor Amanda Sheffer (The Catholic University of America).
The exhibition German Jazz (Deutscher Jazz), which runs until February 23, showcases this unique genre in its most important stages, from its beginnings to the current post-millennial scene. Photographs from public and private collections alongside numerous audio examples round off the exhibition, providing exciting insights into the German jazz scene.
Ordinarily, the subject of married couples from different cultural and religious backgrounds is only depicted when there is some dramatic crisis afoot. Anna Hepp portrays quite the opposite in this documentary. Her “Turkish-German family portrait” focuses on the architect Jens Ulrich Möller and his wife Özen Simsir. Were it not for their dual heritage, both families would lead completely normal middle-class lives. However, their differences do not lead to conflicts; rather it enriches both their lives.
Goethe-Institut Washington, in cooperation with DC Public Library, presents a lunchtime German-language conversation group every third Thursday of the month. Come practice your German conversation skills, talk about ideas and events, and make new friends.
Register now for our five-week intensive courses beginning on 27 and 28 February 2018!