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German Film: Gegen die Wand

Friday, June 1, 2018
7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Baxter Lecture Hall
Movie screening for German 130c & 132c // In German with English subtitles

Gegen die Wand "Head-On" // 2004 // Directed by Fatih Akin

What do you do? All odds are apparently against you: A stranger in your own land, in your own language, in your religion, in your family. Even within yourself.  What now? Self-destruction?

Two young Turkish-Germans are forced into a marriage of convenience, which ultimately blossoms into a bond of mutual admiration. Touching. Erotically charged, darkly funny. "Vital and passionate".

Many awards in Germany (Berlin Golden Bear) and at international film festivals: five Lolas, (the German equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Film, Best Actor (√únel), Best Actress (Kekilli), Best Director (Akin) and Best Cinematography (Rainer Klausmann). European Audience Award in 2004.

All interested are welcome!

NOTE FOR VISITORS: Enter South (Ramo) end of building across pond and walk up stairs – for elevators enter North end on "grass" side – Somebody will be there should doors be locked and direct you to the lecture hall.

For more information, please contact Fran Tise by phone at 626-395-3609 or by email at [email protected].