Film Series CINEMARX

Marx Now, image by Dan Mohr Marx Now, image by Dan Mohr

Thu, 04/26/2018 -
Thu, 05/17/2018

Various venues

Washington, DC

CINEMARX: Films about Marx from the GDR to the Present Day

Two centuries have passed since his birth in Trier, and in that time, Karl Marx has become part of a pantheon of major authors, creating some of the most read and discussed works of all time. His economic theories on the struggles of the proletariat working class and development of the fundamental ideas of communism have even received renewed interest in our modern age.

With the film series CINEMARX, the Goethe-Institute Washington examines Karl Marx, exploring the environment under which his works were created, his followers and critics, and how his theories can be applied to the questions facing us today.

This event is part of the Goethe-Institut’s MarxNow programming, an international event series tied with the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, which seeks to revisit Marxism in the light of contemporary discussions.

Presented in cooperation with the DC LaborFest, AFI Silver Theatre, and the Austrian Cultural Forum.


Thursday, April 26, 6:30 pm
Marx Reloaded

Tuesday, May 1st, 7:15 pm  @ AFI Silver Theatre
The Young Karl Marx (Der junge Karl Marx)

Thursday, May 3, 6:30 pm
Comrade, where are you today?

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 pm
Free Lunch Society

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 pm
Short Films from East Germany

This event is part of Marx Now, a series of events in the month of May organized by the Goethe-Institut Washington in partnership with DC LaborFest.