Starting March 11: In nine “Weekly Wednesdays” film screenings at 7:00 pm, we are exploring four distinct eras of German film history, from current German blockbusters like Welcome to Germany and In the Fade to Weimar Republic classics like The Blue Angel and Metropolis. From banned films, like Karla, produced at the East German DEFA Studios, but never shown in the GDR, to West German New Wave filmmakers Fassbinder and almost forgotten gems like Endless Night: we invite you to discover German film history at the new Kino Goethe.
Welcome to Germany
Kino@Goethe: Welcome to Germany, the highest-grossing German-language film of 2016, is a laugh-out-loud comedy about politics, cultural identity, xenophobia and everyday modern family issues that transcends borders as it touches on the current issues of today. Wednesday, March 11 at the Goethe-Institut Boston.
(Re-) Openings of Goethe-Instituts in the US
We’ve Come to Stay
At the end of the Year of Germany in the USA, the Goethe-Instituts in the United States have strengthened their network with three completely updated institutes in Boston, Washington and Los Angeles. This is a signal of how important it is to continue the cultural and civil society dialogue between North America and Germany.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits the Goethe-Institut Boston
On October 31, the newly renovated Goethe-Institut opened its doors to a special visitor: the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Büdenbender, along with a delegation from Germany joined us for a special pre-opening celebration. The visit was followed by a joint concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Germany’s visiting Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, which wrapped up the yearlong friendship campaign “Wunderbar Together” that boosted German-American cultural ties throughout 2019.