German Cinema in the Crossroads
As part of the Year of German-American Friendship
we’re bringing German film to Kansas City. With our Pop Up Film Haus
events we seek to bring together cinephiles, German speakers, and the uninitiated alike to discover German cinema through our curated selection of films. Each film will be shown with English subtitles and there will be an opportunity for discussion following each screening.
Goethe Pop Up Kansas City welcomes all to join us this week for a screening of Philipp Stölzl’s film Goethe!
“Pain plus time, this film reminds us, can result in poetry.” – Seattle Times
Germany 2010, 104 min
By: Philipp Stölzl
With: Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu
1772: The 23-year-old law student, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, flunks his oral exams. His angry father sends him to the Imperial High Court in Wetzlar. Goethe, who dreams of a career as a poet and has to digest the rejection of his play Götz von Berlichingen
, falls in love with Lotte Buff. But her father has already promised her to another man. Goethe reacts to his misfortune by writing The Sorrows of Young Werther
— and overnight, the novel makes him the new star of German literature.
This event is part of the German Cinema in the Crossroads
film series, an extension of the Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Film
project. 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. Goethe-Instituts and Goethe Pop-Ups across the U.S. will take part in the celebration by showing films, organizing film festivals, and conducting discussions after screenings.