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German Film Screening: Gundermann

Friday, January 31, 2020
7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Baxter Lecture Hall
Film screening for German 130b & 132b // In German with English subtitles

Gundermann (2018)
Directed by
Andreas Dresen
Starring Alexander Scheer

Based on the true story of rock musician and composer Gerhard Gundermann (1955 – 1998) in East Germany (GDR) – He was not prominent in the West at that time. As a worker, miner, operator at a gigantic brown coal excavator in the Lausitz region, he felt it was his moral duty to be a member of the SED party and as an IM inform the Stasi of other's "unpatriotic" deeds. Life in the GDR was a challenge in almost all of its aspects. Yet, "Gundy's" artistry won out. The film won seven prizes at the German Lola 2019 ("Oscar") including best film and best actor for Alexander Scheer. One of the most realistic and sophisticated films made about life in the GDR.

Click here to watch the trailer.

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 Andreas Aebi by phone at 626-395-3620 or by email at [email protected].