KINO! Film Salon: Unorthodox
KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online film club to discuss German film.
How it works: Each month we choose a German film or series currently available to stream, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.
In October we’ll talk about Maria Schrader’s acclaimed Netflix miniseries Unorthodox.
Esty, a 19-year-old Hasidic Jewish woman from Brooklyn, is unhappy with her arranged marriage. She runs away to Berlin, where her estranged mother lives, and tries to navigate a secular life. By order of their rabbi, her husband travels to Berlin to try to find his pregnant wife.
Hosted by Sydney Levine
Sydney Levine consults, interviews, and writes about filmmakers and the film industry. She has taught international film business at universities including UCLA, Chapman, The New School of Social Research, and the University of Television and Film Munich, as well as at festivals including the Cannes Producers Workshop, and Berlinale Talents. She created FilmFinders, the film industry’s first database, which was acquired by IMDb. She currently lives in Berlin and Los Angeles.
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
Dir. Maria Schrader
With Shira Haas, Amit Rahav, Jeff Wilbusch
United States/Germany, 2020
4 episodes, 215 minutes