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Are you interested in Germany and German culture? Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your German language skills? Do you enjoy German films? Then this is your group!

The Goethe-Institut frequently presents German films: In our movie series "Friday Films @ Goethe", the Goethe-Institut will present popular German films every third Friday of the month at the ART-Lounge (530 Bush Street, entrance on street level), FREE ADMISSION.

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, America’s largest festival of contemporary German cinema, is an annual tradition for San Francisco, and has been a gateway for the American public to experience the diversity, history and progress of German-speaking countries. It has welcomed to the San Francisco screen and stage many celebrated international film talents and is accompanied by additional showcases and special previews. Be sure to reserve your ticket. Further Information: http://www.berlinbeyond.com (http://www.berlinbeyond.com/)

All films are shown with English subtitles.

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Goethe Institut

Every year the voluntary organization INPUT organizes an annual conference that discusses and challenges boundaries of public TV. We are happy to announce that we will host one of its satellite mini-conferences, a so-called Mini-INPUT, together with INPUT president Judy Tam. Assuming that an honest, innovative, provocative, courageous, and challenging broadcasting is a universal fundamental human right, this conference provides a unique professional development opportunity for people who want to contribute to public television. INPUT sees its objective in promoting the role of public service television as a driving force for change in societies.

Friday Films: Cherry Blossom

Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. It is up to her to tell him or not. The doctor suggests that they do something together, perhaps something they were long planning to do. Trudi decides not to tell her husband about his illness and to follow the doctor’s advice. She convinces Rudi to visit their children and grandchildren in Berlin. But once they arrive, they realize that their children are so busy with their own lives that they have no time for them. Then, suddenly, Trudi dies. Rudi is devastated and has no idea what to do next. From his daughter’s girlfriend he learns that Trudi’s love for him had led her to forego the life that she had wanted to live. He begins to see her with new eyes and vows to make up for her lost life. And so he embarks on his last journey – to Tokyo, in the midst of the cherry blossom festival, a celebration of beauty, impermanence and new beginnings …

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Friday Films "B-Movie"

Goethe-Institut San Francisco

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