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Oh Boy

  • Coolidge Corner Theater

    290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA (map)

    42.342934 -71.122505

  • After the film I'll be near the theater exit holding a Meetup sign.
  • Another in the Goethe Institut's German film series.

    About the film:

    Niko is in his late twenties, lives in Berlin, and dropped out of law school two years ago. Since then, he idly drifts through life.

    His wealthy father, not being aware that his son is a dropout, still sends money every month – until now. When the ATM swallows his debit card, Niko realizes that his account is empty. But this just marks the start of day which won't turn out well for him at all. He has a series of both absurd and sobering encounters with neighbors, friends, an old classmate and, of course, his father. In the course of events, Niko learns that he has to get a new perspective on life.

    With a subtle nod to Woody Allen and the films of the French New Wave, the movie builds a subdued mood with the support of an interesting character whose behavior, although he does nothing wrong, occasionally goes against him. Even though they appear only briefly, the supporting characters are also memorable: they reveal quite a bit about themselves and, mainly, they manage to influence the main character. Despite being set in contemporary Berlin, the style of the film and its music stand in opposition to the spontaneity of the modern metropolis as the director draws the viewer’s attention to an introverted hero who walks the streets without ever taking his eyes off the sidewalk.

    Afterwards we'll go to an area restaurant for a discussion.

    Hope you can make it!

    Lisa

     

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  • Patti C.

    I'm going to the 1PM show at Coolidge of Much Ado About Nothing- I'd be glad to meet anyone there...

    June 18, 2013

  • Lisa

    Thanks everyone, for the heads up about the cancellation of this movie. The calendar is now updated. Hopefully we can catch this in the fall.

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wrote to the Coolidge to ask them about sunday's screening of Oh Boy. It's been CANCELLED... Their reply:

    We had to postpone the screening to September because of material availability from Germany.

    Jesse Hassinger
    Program Manager
    Coolidge Corner Theatre
    290 Harvard Street
    Brookline, MA 02446
    (617)[masked], Ext 104
    [masked]
    fax:[masked]


    anyone for 1:30 show of Journey to Italy at the Brattle???

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes. I will be abroad. Enjoy the film.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The rescheduled date is Sunday, September 22 at 11 am, correct?

    June 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I called up those guys. They told me that it will be shown on June 23. Can someone else call them and confirm this?

      June 17, 2013

  • Patti C.

    Alas the date's been changed to a time when I'll be out of state! Enjoy, all...

    June 17, 2013

  • Lisa

    In the past, most of these screenings by the Goethe Inst. don't sell out, with a few exceptions -- Hannah Arendt, for example. And at $5, they're the best deal in town. Although I usually risk it (unless I'm in the Coolidge area and can get to the box office), advanced purchase online is safest. And BTW, we'll manage the lunch bill at the restaurant. Cash is most convenient for us all. Thx and see you at the movies, Lisa

    June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Super! I'll bring cash for the lunch. I look forward to seeing the movie and meeting you. Thank you for answering my question.

      June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I've RSVP'd, figured out how to buy movie ticket online. Should I also pay for the after-movie restaurant?

    June 11, 2013

  • Patti C.

    Bought it! See you there...

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes!

    June 9, 2013

  • Betsey G.

    Reminder: please purchase tickets in advance. Looking forward to sharing the film. This series has been excellent this year.

    June 5, 2013

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