Starting September 13th, 2021
Sounding the Big Pond on WPFW 89.3 FM
WPFW 89.3 FM is airing an episode of THE BIG PONDER every Monday at 1:00 pm ET! Each week, you’ll listen to a German-American story with host Verena Hütter. Afterward, Verena will interview the producers of each episode and play some specially curated music. Don’t miss it!
Film Series | Available September 7, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Broken Taboos - Socially Critical Filmmaking in the GDR
Deutsche Film AG (DEFA) was founded 75 years ago in Potsdam-Babelsberg. By the time of reunification, it had produced some 700 feature films, around 2,500 documentaries and short films, and 950 animated films. Today, the entire film output of the GDR is administered by the DEFA Foundation. Together with the Library of DEFA, this film series was put together to mark the 75th anniversary.
Film & Music | Friday, September 24, 7:30pm & 8:30pm
Pieces of a Last Act (2021), dir. Timothy Nelson & Sergei Shauchenka
In a citywide celebration of returning to live performance, IN Series presents A Festival Through Grief to Hope: a weekend-long festival of concerts, films, and music-theater that takes the audience on a journey commemorating what we have been through, what we have lost, and what we have created, as it rings in a season of rebirth and renewal.
On September 24, the Goethe-Institut will host the world-premiere of Pieces of a Last Act – a new film by IN Series, combining songs of Richard Wagner with the transfiguring last act of his Tristan und Isolde, plumbs the depths of sorrow and transformation during the trials of 2020.
Virtual Film Screening | October 9-31, 2021
Kids Euro 2021: Summer Rebels (Sommer-Rebellen) (2020), dir. Martina Saková
Summer Rebels tells the story of 11-year-old German youngster Jonas, whose family is scattered between Germany and Slovakia. He is excited to spend the summer holidays with his grandpa, as usual, and hopes to stay there forever. But, when Jonas arrives in Slovakia for the summer, he learns that Grandpa Bernard has changed.
Since his retirement, Bernard's life has been going off the rails. For Jonas, getting his old grandfather back won’t be so easy - but it can be an adventure. Alongside his new buddy, local tomboy Alex, Jonas is determined to bring some adventure back into Grandpa Bernard's life, even if it means making a little bit of trouble along the way.
Starting September 2021 | Online
Virtual Blended Learning and Online Courses Fall 2021
Still working from home? Why not learn German? Our Virtual Blended Learning courses consist of 50% live group sessions, and 50% flexible online learning, closely supported by your instructors. Online Group Courses for adults and young learners offer more flexibility, as well as live sessions online in your group once every two weeks.