Film Screening Pop Up Film Haus: Grill Point

Grill Point Photo (detail): © Rommel Film e.K.

Wed, 05/22/2019


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:
Grill Point/Halbe Treppe (2002)
Director: Andreas Dresen
Cast: Axel Prahl, Steffi Kühnert, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Thorsten Merten
Frankfurt/Oder: Everyday life of two married couples between pub, job at a radio station and shop assistant. Apparently without any external reason, the husband of one couple and the wife of the other fall in love. The betrayed are horrified, perplexed, and injured. The new couple is already looking for an apartment, but finally the man returns to his wife. Only the other will remain alone, because his wife wants to be free.

Grill Point is a cinematic adventure created with a small cast, without a script and only on the basis of improvisation. Directed by one of Germany's most prolific directors, Andreas Dresen (Cloud 9, Summer in Berlin).
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.