Join us on Wednesdays for free, in-person screenings of three soccer films:
11/30, 6PM: Lessons of a dream (2011)
Lessons of a Dream
(German: Der ganz große Traum
) is a German drama film directed by Sebastian Grobler, loosely based on the life of German football pioneer Konrad Koch in the late 19th-century. In the film, Koch is one of the first English teachers in the German Empire, in Braunschweig. He introduces his students to the new sport of football, completely unknown outside of England at the time, to get them interested in English culture and the English language. Koch's liberal teaching methods upset his conservative colleagues, the student's parents, and local dignitaries.
12/07, 6PM: The Miracle of Bern (2003)
The Miracle of Bern
(German: Das Wunder von Bern
) by Sönke Wortmann tells the story of a German family (particularly of a young boy and his depressed ex-POW father) and the unexpected West German miracle victory in the 1954 World Cup Final in Bern, Switzerland. The film can be regarded as a portrait of post-war Germany. With over 6 million cinema visitors, it is one of Germany's best-selling films.
12/14, 6PM: We wanted more (2019)
Officially banned in Germany until 1970, women’s soccer struggled to get institutional backing. Barely acknowledged and begrudgingly supported, a team of German women took center stage in the 1981 Women’s World Cup in Taiwan as they competed for more than just athletic glory. A blend of priceless player interviews and archival footage, We Wanted More
(German: Das Wunder von Taipeh
) chronicles their fight for gender equality and an equal playing field in a male-dominated world.