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As a part of a year-long project "Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Film," the Goethe-Institut Washington has selected twelve iconic films that trace the richness of German film history. Together with Landmark's West End Cinema, we present German Cinema 101, a series that guides viewers through this history, paired with expert-led discussions. Not able to make it to the cinema? No worries! You can also stream this film and 48 films in total at kanopy.com/goethe. Alice in the Cities (Alice in den Städten) An introduction to the film will be provided by Sky Sitney, co-director of film festival Double Exposure and Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Studies program at Georgetown University. A discussion will follow the screening. Directed by Wim Wenders. Screenplay by Wim Wenders and Veith von Fürstenberg. Federal Republic of Germany, 1974, 110 min., in German, Dutch, and English with English subtitles. A German journalist struggles with inspiration in writing an editorial piece on the United States. He unwillingly becomes saddled with taking care of a young girl named Alice, who joins him on his journey back to Germany. Together, the two bond on the road as they search for Alice's grandmother.   The German journalist Phillip Winter wants to write a story about America, but is unable to accomplish anything but a series of Polaroids before disappointedly beginning his journey back home. At the same time, he reluctantly agrees to take little Alice with him, because her mother—whom he meets in New York on the day before his departure—has urgent business to take care of there. In Amsterdam, the mother then fails to appear as they had agreed, and so Winter and Alice set out to try to find Alice's grandmother in the Ruhr region. During their search together, their initial mutual dislike gradually transforms into heart-felt affection. Although Alice in den Städten is Wim Wenders' fourth film, Wenders himself often refers to it as "his first," because it i
  • Start:July 08, 2019
  • End:July 08, 2019
  • Recurring
  • Where:Landmark's West End Cinema, 2301 M Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20593
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  • Event Type: Festivals & Fairs, Food & Dining
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