Summer Break 2019
Our offices and the gallery space will be closed for our annual Summer Break starting Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, August 11. Please note that during this period, administrative offices and some departments may be completely unavailable. The front desk and the language course office will be open regular hours and all German classes will take place as scheduled.
Kino-Q: The AIDS Trilogy, Pt. I - Silence = Death (1989)
In the first part of The AIDS Trilogy, a statement by Texas’ Governor, caught on an open microphone, summarizes filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim’s perspective on America’s attitude towards the millions of HIV-positive Americans: “If you want to stop AIDS … then shoot the queers.” Silence = Death brings together a multitude of short portraits that impress with their radicalness and openness. On Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 pm.
Kino-Q: The AIDS Trilogy, Pt. II - Positive (1990)
Positive – HIV-positive, to be precise – describes most of the New Yorkers, whom Rosa von Praunheim interviewed in this documentary about how they managed life with AIDS. But positive also refers to a mental outlook that does not surrender to one’s own dismay. Throughout The AIDS Trilogy, the interviewees are portrayed as members of a resistance movement that rebels against the supposed fatality of the illness from which they suffer. On Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 pm.
German Cinema 101: The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)
In post-World War II reconstruction West Germany, Maria Braun learns that her husband has died during the war. Desperate and determined to survive, she supports herself by working as a hostess at a bar frequented by American soldiers. From there, she begins ascending the social ladder, ultimately falling in love with another man and beginning a new life. But that all changes when Maria's husband returns home from war - alive. On Monday, August 12, at 6:30 pm.
QUEER AS GERMAN FOLK: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF TRANSATLANTIC RAINBOW FRIENDSHIP
Fifty years ago, in 1969, the Stonewall Uprising in New York City launched the modern queer rights movement in the United States and around the world. This exhibition takes the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall as an opportunity to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation against the backdrop of the past half-century. The exhibiton runs until August 23.
Five-Week Intensive Courses Summer 2019: Early-bird Prices Extended!
Online registration is currently ongoing for five-week intensive courses beginning the week of July 22, 2019. Early-bird prices extended: Enter promo-code 20July2019 at check-out and save 10% on all courses beginning in July 2019 (case-sensitive; code valid through 7/20/2019; offers may not be combined).