Place: East Germany
Written and directed by Christian Petzold
Starring Nina Hoss
4:00 Movie: Cinémathèque at the Cleveland Institute of Art
Parking: free lot
Admission: $9; CIA members, $7; Age 25 & under, $6 (proof of age required)
Meet the group outside the auditorium doors before or after the movie, or look for us inside the auditorium.
6:00 Dinner/Discussion at Washington Place Bistro 2203 Cornell Rd., Cleveland 44106 - about 5 minutes away.
They have a parking lot.
*If you don't connect with us at Cinémathèque, go to the restaurant and ask the hostess for the "movie group."*
Winner of the Best Director prize at this year's Berlin Film Festival, the latest film from Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow) is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War thriller, starring the gifted Nina Hoss-in her fifth lead role for the director-as a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As her lover from the West carefully plots her escape, Barbara waits patiently and avoids friendships with her colleagues-except for Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld) the hospital's head physician, who is warmly attentive to her. But even as she finds herself falling for him, Barbara still cannot be sure that Andre is not a spy. As her defensive wall slowly starts to crumble, she is eventually forced to make a profound decision about her future. A film of glancing moments and dangerous secrets, BARBARA paints a haunting picture of a woman being slowly crushed between the irreconcilable needs of desire and survival. Germany's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.
"Tightly crafted East German drama delivers strong performances and late rewards." ~Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
"An enthralling little gem" ~Pauline McLeod, Daily Express
Tips for improving the restaurant experience:
- Let us know your dinner plans when you RSVP so that we can either save you a seat at the "Movie Group" table or plan to meet you at the movie.
- Print out a map or enter the restaurant address in your GPS ahead of time.
- We can't always split the checks so please bring CASH to pay for your meal.
- If you don't see us when you walk in, ask to sit with the "Movie Group".
The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal (see link in left hand column) or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.
NOTE TO ALL
In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.