New Films From Germany. June 17.
June 19. Part of the "Culture in the Cold War" NEH Summer Institute.
Late Nights! June 22.

Playing Today

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past.
In 1962 England, a young couple (Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howe) find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now.
One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.
Documentarian Jakob Preuss follows one migrant’s passionate and inexhaustible flight to freedom as he makes the journey from Cameroon to Berlin.

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Upcoming Special Events

The first German feature film to address the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany—only two years after the end of WWII—MARRIAGE IN THE SHADOWS called on Germans to accept collective responsibility for the crimes of the Third Reich. Introduction by Barton Byg, UMass Amherst. Free screening.
Tue, 6/19
Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their second film.
Fri, 6/22
Focusing on the work, life and times of Katsushika Hokusai, Japan’s greatest artist, this documentary uses stunning close-ups and expert insights to illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy, and presents an exclusive private view of the major British Museum exhibition "Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave."
Sat, 6/23
An inexperienced producer tries create a musical revue film in this comedy that exemplifies the East German push to compete with the West’s biggest studio. Introduction by Johanna Yunker, UMass Amherst. North American premiere! Free screening.
Thu, 6/28