Friday Flicks @ Fowler: Celebrating Germany Through Film
Friday Flicks @ Fowler 2020 Film Schedule -
January 17, 7:00 p.m.
THE COUNTERFEITERS (Austria/Germany 2007)
Academy Award winner for best foreign language film based on a memoir written by Adolf Burger about the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Nazi Germany during WWII. Written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. German/English subtitles. 98 min. R
January 24, 7:00 p.m.
WINGS OF DESIRE (West Germany/France 1987)
Inspired by art depicting angels visible around West Berlin wall. A film about invisible, immortal angels in Berlin who listen to the thoughts of Berlin’s human inhabitants, comforting the distressed. The immortal angels see life in black-and-white while humans see the world in color. Director: Wim Wenders. English subtitles. (127 min. PG-13)
February 14, 7:00 p.m.
IMMORTAL BELOVED (USA/UK 1994)
A film about Beethoven's tumultuous life and his Immortal Beloved, the name given by to an unknown woman in a famous love letter. Beethoven's secretary and biographer, Anton Felix Schindler, attempts to ascertain the true identity of Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved. Director: Bernard Rose. English subtitles. (121 min. R)
February 21, 7:00 p.m.
THE BLUE ANGEL (Germany 1930, B&W)
The film that catapulted Marlene Dietrich to international stardom. After learning of his pupils' infatuation with a local nightclub songstress, Professor Rath decides to personally investigate shadowy Blue Angel nightclub. As soon as he enters, he steals a glimpse of the smoldering Lola-Lola. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. (104 min. NR. English)
March 13, 7:00 p.m.
GOODBYE LENIN! (GERMANY 2003)
An award-winning tragicomedy about a family in East Germany; the mother, a socialist, who falls into a coma shortly before the 1989 revolution. Her son tries to conceal the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism. Director: Wolfgang Becker. German/English subtitles. (121 min. R)
March 20, 7:00 p.m.
RUN LOLA RUN (Germany 1998)
This thriller, in three episodes, follows Lola who needs to obtain 100,000 Deutsche Mark in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend Manni's life. Mani handled a smuggling job, delivered the loot, collected the payment, left the bag on the subway, and now has only 20 minutes to finish the job. Director: Tom Tykwer. (80 min. R)
Free admission. Door opens at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.