Film Screening Pop Up Kino: M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder Photo (detail): © Criterion Collection

Thu, 10/17/2019

7:00 PM

MATCH (Matchbox 4)

Pop Up Kino is a monthly film series celebrating German cinema from the East to the West and from the Weimar period to the Contemporary. Throughout the year a curated selection of films will be screened at MATCH and introduced by a special guest presenter.
 
The first in a series of Weimar-era films, Pop Up Kino presents Fritz Lang’s M.
 
M
, 1931
Directed by Fritz Lang
 
A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who Is the Murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann...
 
In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.
 
Free admission. Reserve a spot.

Doors open at 6:30. Starts at 7. 
 
The film will be introduced by University of Houston Professor Dr. Sandra Frieden.
 
This event is in partnership with the Goethe Institut and Kanopy as a part of the Wunderbar – Celebrating German Film project. Stream 48 German films for free at kanopy.com/goethe
 

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