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Film Series: German Filmmakers in HollywoodExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 — 6:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 — 6:30 PM EDT

Ministry of FearThe influence of German filmmakers in Hollywood has been substantial. Genres such as the 1940s film noir or the 1950s melodrama owe a great deal to directors such as Fritz Lang, Douglas Sirk, and Billy Wilder, all of whom made their mark on Hollywood and film history.

Join us for the screening of 10 films that trace the influence of the German filmmakers who made their way to Hollywood. These films are part of a course on German film being taught by Centre director James Skidmore. All films will be in English or with English subtitles, and admission is free.

Screenings are Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm, East Campus Hall, Room 1220. East Campus Hall is located at 263 Phillip Street, behind University Shops Plaza. Parking is available in Lot Q, to the north of East Campus Hall, entrance off of Phillip Street. Cost is $5/day (flat rate). You can purchase a ticket from the pay and display machine with coin, WatCard or credit card. (Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa.)

To learn more about the films, click on the links below.

  • Silent Films
    • 9 January - The Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau, 1924) - how do you cope when your job is your identity, and you lose your job?
    • 16 January - Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927) - won some of the first Oscars ever awarded!
  • Film noir
    • 23 January - M (Fritz Lang, 1931) - Lang's first sound film, and he uses it brilliantly.
    • 30 January - Ministry of Fear (Fritz Lang, 1944) - based on the Graham Greene novel.
  • Melodrama
    • 6 February - La Habanera (Detlef Sierck, 1937) - a Third Reich melodrama.
    • 13 February - All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955) - a 1950s America melodrama.
  • Exiles
    • 27 February - Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) - a classic, filled with a who's who of the German expat acting community. 
    • 6 March - Sabrina (Billy Wilder, 1954) - Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart - what more do you need to know?
  • Larger than life
    • 13 March - Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982) - Herzog's monumental Amazon film. Watch the actors pull a boat over a mountain!
    • 20 March - Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) - Herzog's groundbreaking documentary about a man who thought he could live with bears.
Cost 
Admission is free.
Location 
ECH - East Campus Hall, Room 1220
University of Waterloo
263 Phillip Street
Waterloo, ON N2L 3W8
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Join WCGS and the Princess Theatre for a German Language Film Festival!

Dates & Films:

  • May 23, 2018, Germany: "A Heavy Heart" (Herbert)
  • May 30, 2018, Austria: "We used to be cool" (Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert?)
  • June 6, 2018, Switzerland: "Dark Fortune" (Dunkles Glück)

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