The Sunday Night Film Club - DC Chapter Message Board › Emotions in European Cinema seminar Saturday at Goethe-Institut
I work at the Goethe-Institut, the German culture center, and
would like to invite members of the Sunday Night Film Club to
bring a friend to this Saturday's seminar about Laughter in
European cinema. The day will include the screening of two
German films - the comedy sketch Dinner for One and the well-
known Manitou's Shoe. The screenings wrap up an afternoon of
film clips and discussion with film critic Desson Thomson. A
unique opportunity to expand your appreciation of European
films in a personalized setting. A champagne reception takes
place between the seminar and the screenings.
More information and tickets at http://www.goethe.de/... and below.
Love | Laughter | Fear
A Series of Film Seminars about Emotions in European Cinema
with Washington-based film critic Desson Thomson
When it comes to expressing humanity’s most powerful emotions,
from the most elementary to the most elusive, European cinema
has always been a collective master of the art form. No one
artist treated their subjects the same way, yet all found a
deep and abiding universality in their characters, whether they
were German or French, Spanish or Italian, English or Swedish.
Each of these presentations will include DC-based film critic
Desson Thomson's commentary, excerpts from selected European
films, lively discussion with the audience, a break for
beverages and the screening of a full-length feature film.
Saturday, March 14, 2 - 7 pm
Bring a friend with you to spend a day enjoying various shades
of humor in European film!
DC-based film critic Desson Thomson will take us on a journey
through comedies that not only amuse us but shed light on the
absurdities of life. Excerpts from various films will be shown
and discussed in an intimate, personalized setting.
Followed by a champagne reception featuring champagne provided
by Thibaut Janisson.
5:30 pm: Dinner for One
Germany, 1963, b/w, 18 min., Director: Heinz Dunkhase, Cast:
Freddie Frinton, May Warden
This comedy sketch presents the 90th birthday of elderly upper-
class Englishwoman Miss Sophie. The problem is that Miss Sophie
has outlived all of her friends, and so her equally aged butler
James makes his way around the table, impersonating each of the
guests in turn.
Manitou’s Shoe (Der Schuh des Manitu)
Germany, 2001, 87 min., Director: Michael "Bully" Herbig, Cast:
Marie Bäumer, Sky du Mont, Michael "Bully" Herbig, Rick
Kavanian, Christian Tramitz
The Apache Chief Abahachi and his blood brother Ranger need to
find the treasure that Abahachi's grandfather Mad Cow
bequeathed him many years ago. Finding the treasure is not an
easy matter, however, especially because Abahachi divided the
treasure map into four parts and now can't remember to whom he
gave the other three parts.
Saturday, April 25, 2 - 7 pm
Bring a friend with you to spend a day enjoying the depictions
of fear in European cinema!
Films that grip us with suspense, dread and anticipation: in
this final seminar in a series dealing with fundamental
emotions in European cinema, DC-based film critic Desson
Thomson will take us on a journey through the various
depictions of fear, European-style. Excerpts from various films
will be shown and discussed in an intimate, personalized
Followed by a reception featuring champagne provided by Thibaut
Janisson and the screening of this masterpiece of suspense:
5:30 pm: Diabolique (Les Diaboliques)
France, 1955, 110 min., Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Cast:
Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Michel Serrault,
The film is set in a provincial boarding school run by
headmaster Michel Delasalle. A ruthless lothario, he becomes
the target of a murder plot concocted by his long-suffering
invalid wife Christina (Véra Clouzot, the director's own
spouse) and his latest mistress, an icy teacher played by
Simone Signoret. A dark, dank thriller with a much-imitated
"shock" ending, Diabolique is a masterpiece of suspense.
In cooperation with Alliance Française.
Venue: Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW http://www.goethe.de/...
General Admission per Day: $60; Alliance Française and FOGI
Save by bringing a friend – 2 tickets for $90/$80.
Tickets for the screening only may be purchased individually
Norma F. Broadwater
Cultural Programs and Public Relations
812 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
tel. 202-289-1200, ext. 106
nbroadwater at washington.goethe.org
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Edited by Brian Flores on Mar 10, 2009 5:52 PM