The Friday Film Fest invites you to another season of German cinema, offering unique insights into German language, culture, history, and current events through the lenses of some of the German-speaking world’s best directors.

Held in the gemütlichen Ratskeller – the cozy bottom floor of the German Society – each evening starts with dinner, dessert, and a bi-lingual introduction to the film. Commentary is provided, often including background information, analysis, criticism, and the directors’ larger body of work. Films are selected from the early German "golden era" of cinema to contemporary works. Afterwards, participants can take part in an English-language discussion. Most films are shown in German with English subtitles or German with German subtitles, see the schedule below for more details.

This year’s festival offers a wide variety of contemporary films and themes from which to choose. We hope you will come along for another year of thought-provoking art and exploration.

Film Schedule 2021/2022:

Friday, October 21st 6:30pm
The General (German with English subtitles)

Friday, November 18th 6:30pm
Luther and I (German with English subtitles)

Friday, January 20th 6:30pm
Contra (German with German subtitles)

Friday, February 17th 6:30pm
Narziss und Goldmund (German with German subtitles)

Friday, March 17th 6:30pm
Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull (German with English Subtitles)

Friday, April 21st 6:30pm
Und der Zukunft zugewandt (German with English Subtitles)

Friday, May 19th 6:30pm
Schachnovelle (German with German subtitles)

To read more about this season's films, please take a look at our 2021/22 Film Fest Brochure.

You can also peruse an  archive of our film commentaries going back to 2001.