Film Screening Pop Up Film Haus: Location Hunting

Motivsuche Photo (detail): © DEFA Stiftung, W. Ebert, D. Kleist, N. Kuhroeber

Wed, 04/03/2019


Stray Cat Film Center

What´s left? Films from former East Germany

As part of the 2018-2019 initiative Year of German-American Friendship, encompassed by the motto “Wunderbar Together”, Goethe Pop Up Kansas City invites everyone to its Pop Up Film Haus to discover German cinema through a curated selection of films. Each film will be shown in German with English subtitles.
Together with our partner Stray Cat Film Center, we invite you to What’s left? Films from former East Germany, a series of film screenings curated by Dr. Larson Powell, Professor of Film Studies at UMKC. Dr. Powell will lead a discussion after each screening about the film’s content and contexts, its relation to film history, and its artistic form and style.
This week’s screening at Stray Cat Film Center:
Location Hunting/Motivsuche (1990)
Director: Dietmar Hochmuth
Cast: Lothar Bisky, Bärbel Bolle, Arianne Borbach
Filmmaker Rüdiger Stein begins a new project: filming Klaus and Manuela, young expectant parents, for a documentary on "Starting a Family." As the project threatens to fall apart, Rüdiger becomes personally involved in this family-to-be when – after the death of Klaus's father – Rüdiger steps in as his guardian. Thanks to his experiences with Klaus and Manuela, Rüdiger is able to face his work and his life with open eyes.
Released in 1990, this is one of the last DEFA films.
The Pop Up Film Haus is part of the project Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Film. From Beloved Sisters to A Coffee in Berlin and Young Goethe in Love, from The Blue Angel to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - we are celebrating German-American friendship with our partner Kanopy by bringing 48 German films to your screens.